I am a daughter, who grew up and became a wife, then a mother. I am almost a grandmother. My husband is in the military, one child is in college, the other heading to college fall of 2010. Our oldest is about to become a father. This life is beautiful, challenging, blessed, tragic, hopeful, joyful, and going to fast.... as our youngest used to say at bedtime.... "Two more minutes?" Can it slow down a little to give me one more smile, laugh, hug? Just two minutes? I can love a lot in two mintutes.