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Dragonmom
3.1.10, 12:53 AM
WORRY
Is there a magic cutoff period when
offspring become accountable for their own
actions? Is there a wonderful moment when
parents can become detached spectators in
the lives of their children and shrug, 'It's
their life,' and feel nothing?
When I was in my twenties, I stood in a hospital
corridor waiting for doctors to put a few
stitches in my daughter's head. I asked, 'When do
you stop worrying?' The nurse said,
'When they get out of the accident stage.' My
Dad just smiled faintly and said nothing.
When I was in my thirties, I sat on a little
chair in a classroom and heard how one of my
children talked incessantly, disrupted the class,
and was headed for a career making
license plates. As if to read my mind, a teacher
said, 'Don't worry, they all go through
this stage and then you can sit back, relax and
enjoy them.' My dad just smiled
faintly and said nothing.
When I was in my forties, I spent a lifetime
waiting for the phone to ring, the cars to come
home, the front door to open. A friend said,
'They're trying to find themselves. Don't worry,
In a few years, you can stop worrying. They'll be
adults.' My dad just smiled faintly
and said nothing.
By the time I was 50, I was sick & tired of being
vulnerable. I was still worrying over my
children, but there was a new wrinkle. There
was nothing I could do about it.. My
Dad just smiled faintly and said nothing. I
continued to anguish over their failures, be
tormented by their frustrations and absorbed in
their disappointments.
My friends said that when my kids got married I
could stop worrying and lead my own
life. I wanted to believe that, but I was
haunted by my dad's warm smile and his
occasional, 'You look pale. Are you all right?
call me the minute you get home. Are
you depressed about something?'
Can it be that parents are sentenced to a
lifetime of worry? Is concern for one another
handed down like a torch to blaze the trail of
human frailties and the fears of the
unknown? Is concern a curse or is it a virtue
that elevates us to the highest form of life?
One of my children became quite irritable
recently, saying to me, 'Where were you? I've been
calling for 3 days, and no one answered I was worried.'
I smiled a warm smile.
The torch has been passed.

PASS IT ON TO OTHER WONDERFUL PARENTS

Passionatic
3.1.10, 9:06 AM
Isnt this the Truth?! My girls are 25 and 29 and I still worry over them...the oldest lives in Texas and I always call her to see if she is OK and the youngest still lives at home and is "trying to find herself" and I worry what is going to happen with her. Being a Mom is a Lifetime job.

JulieK1B
3.2.10, 11:33 AM
Isnt this the Truth?! My girls are 25 and 29 and I still worry over them...the oldest lives in Texas and I always call her to see if she is OK and the youngest still lives at home and is "trying to find herself" and I worry what is going to happen with her. Being a Mom is a Lifetime job.

I don't think we ever stop worrying or wondering how our children are going to turn out. It's not in this mothers DNA nor do I think it is any parents DNA but we can rest assured that if we quit worrying, give our children to the Lord and pray for them. And set an example. Then they won't turn out like we had expected them to. They key is being there for them when they need us and stepping back when it is wise to stay out of it. Thanks for sharing this Dragsy it's beautiful!:winkq:

Dragonmom
3.3.10, 1:05 PM
Someone shared this with me..and I thought it described moms perfectly!

JulieK1B
3.3.10, 8:31 PM
Someone shared this with me..and I thought it described moms perfectly!

Yep it sure does!:winkq: