Tiffany Gee Lewis: When kids close the door

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    June 29, 2013 9:04 p.m.

    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!

  • jeanie orem, UT
    June 20, 2013 7:25 p.m.

    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. :)

  • george of the jungle goshen, UT
    June 19, 2013 8:10 a.m.

    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.

    June 19, 2013 7:59 a.m.

    "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!

  • luv2organize Gainesville, VA
    June 19, 2013 6:47 a.m.

    Well said. I'm exactly where you are and it is strange to not be the "young" family anymore.