Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Mothers; No matter how old our children may get, they will always be our "babies'
Today, I had an amazing realization. I used to hate when my Mom or my Mother in Law would call and ask all kinds of questions, or try to tell us what to do, how we should be behaving or spending ( rather saving) our money. It used to drive me crazy, back when I was in my 20's, before I had my own little precious gems.And now I know, now I understand fully...Now, I also realize I will be 10 times worse! We may be grown up, having our own babies and we think we know everything, but we are still their babies. The same way I still feel like I am 20 (and should look that way too), the same way 10 years pass in the blink of an eye, is the same way my babies will always be my babies. No matter how tall, or old, or big they get...I will always see them through those same rose colored glasses, in those first moments that took my breath and left me gasping for air.It pains me now, at the ripe old ages of 2 and 4 to see them coming for independent. I am proud, of course, but I feel them drifting slowly away from me. I guess that is how it is suppose to be, that is why the teen years are so trying. If they weren't we would be crying our eyes out and lying in the floor like rumpled towels when they left to college (which I am sure, I still will be...until the transfer, my husband assures me that he sees in our future:) But instead, they hit puberty, turn completely crazy, and this helps ease the pain and instead of holding on for dear life when they leave, we are yelling, "See ya at Thanksgiving, don't let the door hit ya in the rear:)"But in the end, they are always our children and we are always their Mothers, no matter the age, distance, or time that has passed.