Rosie O'Donnell on Life, Love and Family
"My desire, always, my whole life was to be a mother—and a full-time mother," she says. "It was not to not live with them."
One night, Rosie says she was crying in her room when her oldest son, 14-year-old Parker, came in to see what was wrong. "He's like, 'What's up, Mom?' And I was like, 'I can't imagine that you're not going to be here, and I'm just going to miss you so much.' And he said: 'Mom, I'm always going to be your son. It doesn't matter where I am. You're okay. I love you. We're connected. It's all right,'" she says. "He's like my little Yoda."
Now, Rosie says she and Kelli have found a free-flowing way to share equal time with their children without really ever being without them.