Parenting & Other Life Stories

Travel back in time: Travel forward

The Penis Chronicles presents, “Travel back in time: Travel forward”

Sometimes I just watch them. I listen and I wonder what my life was like before them. I can’t remember and I can’t imagine being anywhere but here and now.

Sometimes I remember the tinier versions of the young men I call my babies. I remember their little arms wrapped tight around my neck and their tiny laughs as they sat on my lap to tell me stories. I remember how they always seemed to need me: “Momma?” “Mommy?” “Mom?”

Sometimes I wonder how I will go on, how I will fill my time as my young men turn into men and go out on their own. Then I shrug and travel back to the moment we are in where they still occasionally need my help and I can enjoy out precious moments together.

By Shari Marshall – 2019

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