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    Post For all us moms... we can all relate

    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

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    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.

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    Post Re: For all us moms... we can all relate

    Quote Originally Posted by Passionatic View Post
    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!

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    Re: For all us moms... we can all relate

    Someone shared this with me..and I thought it described moms perfectly!

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    Post Re: For all us moms... we can all relate

    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonmom View Post
    Someone shared this with me..and I thought it described moms perfectly!
    Yep it sure does!

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