Kathryn Streeter is a full-time writer, mother and wife. Highly mobile, she's moved 22 times in 24 years of marriage. Her writing has appeared in publications including Brain, Child Magazine, Literary Mama, Story|Houston, Scary Mommy, The Good Men Project and CSMonitor. Streeter's essay was published in The Briar Cliff Review, Volume 26, a finalist in their Creative Nonfiction Contest. She is contributing author of best-selling anthology "Feisty After 45." Connect with Streeter at www.kathrynstreeter.com, on Instagram @kathrynstreeter and Twitter @streeterkathryn.
As you gain distance from the early days of babies and toddlers, preschool and elementary school, from this place above the trees you can finally see. Like that mama bird sitting up high in the tree, you stand now as a humble mom of 17 years, better able to discern where you've been and where you're going.
From my earliest moments as a new mother, I'd longed for my daughter to experience the same enjoyment from reading and falling into a good book that I'd felt in my youth. I pictured us walking in tandem in our mutual appreciation for stories, unpacking plots and characters for each other as we bonded in conversation.
04/04/2016 03:06 EDT
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