GRAND Magazine - January/February 2011 - (Page 14)

A midlife faith BY DOREEN FRICK Today I heard a child call for his mother. I turned, and almost answered—and discovered a new thing. I am a mother now as I was then, and it was a sweet awakening. I watched the mother go to her child, and a startling gladness filled my being. Behind me I could almost hear the footsteps of my own children: young, not so long ago; little shadows, wide-eyed and curious, dreamers wild with hope—children who are parents now themselves. Children who still call me “Mom.” I shivered, but not for long. I didn’t want to shake off the remembrance. Love felt so ever present, so timeless, so eternal. Love felt young today. Love felt the little hand in mine, waiting to cross the street, urging me to “Come see this!” or “Watch me, Mom!” and for a moment, I did. I watched the rainbows, saw the ball hit the baseball bat, listened to their breathless exuberance, reveled in their little lives. And something changed. Something in me changed. 14 GRAND JAN FEB 2011

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of GRAND Magazine - January/February 2011

Grand - Jan/Feb 2011
Grand Treasure Hunt
Table of Contents
Grand View
Grand Central
Fabulous After 50
A Midlife Faith
Grand Products
Cover Story
Grands With a Mission
Your Grandkids' Health
Dr. Marion
Health on Hold
Boomers and Boomerang Kids
Grandparent Rights
Kinship Care
Grand Families
Talking Can Save Your Life
Grand Finale

GRAND Magazine - January/February 2011