Enjoy Them While They Are Young by Reads & Recovery

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Enjoy Them While They Are Young by Reads & Recovery

“Enjoy them while they are young.”

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Every mother of young children hears that. I couldn’t tell you the number of times an elder with the sweetest of intentions said that to me with a smile. I always return their gesture with my own version of a sweet smile that implies I know what they mean. Only… I haven’t really known.

Not until recently did I break the barrier and feel the essence of that statement and finally understand why so many people say that to parents of young children. While rushing through the grocery store or chasing toddlers through the park, I never gave it much space in my thoughts. But now I understand.

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Lauren Sommerfield headshotABOUT LAUREN: Lauren Sommerfield is in long term recovery from drug and alcohol addiction.  She is married and has three children.  Her passions are writing, reading, spreading hope through recovery, and keeping active in her small-town community of Massena, NY.  She shares heartfelt, and sometimes comical, stories from her life through her blog, Reads and Recovery.

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