From Dr. Jane's Notebook

Mother's day will never be the same

I often talk with people about their parents and their grandparents. Some of us are fortunate to have memories of being loved unconditionally by a grandparent. When we moved my Mother to Greensboro in 2010, my children were able to see more of their grandmother, and we became a three generation family, all living in the same town. When my daughter and son-in-law gave birth last month and made me a Grandma, we became a four generation family, all living in the same town. My husband and I have long dreamed of this day and could not be happier. Here are a few more thoughts on the matter.

Carlos Casteneda wrote about the Teachings of Don Juan, a Native American shaman who dwelled in the desserts of New Mexico.  According to Don Juan, when we become a parent, we develop a hole in the middle of our abdomen. This is the place where we feel connected to our children forevermore. I think I feel another hole opening up inside of me.

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