One door that will open, and it's not too many years away, is the one where
your offspring walk into your life less as your children and more as your best
friends. At that point, you'll have a growing understanding of what Eternal
Life and Forever Families is all about--especially if grandchildren come along
while you or your spouse's parent(s) are still living and able to associate
on a familial basis!
It IS strange thinking of yourself as an older mom and not a young mom anymore.
Time seems to go so slowly when you are chasing little kids and operating on
very little sleep. Don't worry, teenagers can be delightful
even while they are challenging. My 3 teenage boys still tell me they love me
and give me a hug every night, just like they did when they were little.
Usually habits started young carry through the teen years. And if you can make
it through the terrible twos and challenging eights with 4 boys you can make it
through the teen years just fine. They don't close all the doors. :)
I never wanted to think I wanted to say to my oldest son, Don't let the
door hit you on your way out. But how do you get them to move on.
"I am confident in my place, knowing that I am still the center of this
family universe, and all action orbits around me."Thanks, you
made me laugh!
Well said. I'm exactly where you are and it is strange to not be the
"young" family anymore.