Friday, February 24, 2012

And Then They Were Grown...


Today I organized, well at least tried to! In the process I came across my boys photo albums. I can’t believe my oldest will be a teen in just a year, my middle son just turned 10 and my baby boy will be 8 in less then a month. It’s enough to send me into a depression.  I can’t possibly be old enough to have a middle school student.  In fact I’m sticking to the story that I’m not!


 A part of me is really excited to watch my children grow into adults, and see what life has in store for them. At the same time the selfish side of me knows that means I will just get older and eventually I will be without my babies – although my youngest son swears he is never leaving home. If that is true by the time he is my age, 30, I’m sure my tune will have changed..lol


I think it’s the fact that my daughter heads to Kindergarten next year has just thrown me for a loop. My babies are all grown – well kinda.  Now comes the fun stuff. I hope it’s not true that you get back what you give, or me and my husband are in some serious trouble!

I guess I just have to look at the positive side and sit back and enjoy watching them turn into young men ( and women). It’s just so scary in today’s world, especially since I have a clear memory of everything I did when I was just a bit older the my oldest – yikes!  All I can do is sit back and hope I have given them the right tools to make the correct choices and understand there still will be plenty of dumb choices they make. Of course I also have to eventually give them the freedom to make those dumb choices and lets be real I’m not sure I’ll ever be ready to do that  ;-)
 I suppose when I get over the feeling of sadness, and realize I will not ever be able to freeze time, I can rejoice in the fact that one day ( a long LONG time from now) I can sit back and smile, as I watch them embark on a whole new journey in life, college, careers, marriage and children.

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6 comments:

Pam said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I bet you will be changing your tune when your youngest is 30. Out, out, out, I bet you will say. :)

Amanda M said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

It really is true you blink and they are grown.

HomeGrown said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

My oldest just turn 18. I feel old!

Kim said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

My 5 are all adults now and the youngest and I were talking about her teenage years yesterday. She was not my easiest. But is a beautiful young women now. Her oldest starts kindergarten in August and she is worried about sending her off to school with the way the world is right now.

Carolyn Colley said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

It's really hard to let them grow up, but you have to, I raised my 2 kid pretty much by my self, their dad passed away when Becky was a baby (2) & BJ was (4), I remarried when Becky was 10, I'll never forget the day she looked at me & said I'm sick & tired of you telling me what to do, of course she was 18, And I came back with if you're not happy here, there's the door & don't let it hit you in ___. She left & didn't come back, I cried for months, just when I was getting use to her being gone, she gets married & decides to move back in with me, not just a husband but a child too, I don't mean to be so long on this, but in May 2011 her husband passed away & now she is a single mom with 2 kids, it's breaks my heart so much, but they will always be my babies even though they are 28 & 30 now, they do grow up way too fast.

Grace said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

As a mother of a 30 and 29 year old I can tell you I know how you feel but each age is enjoyable and filled with memories.

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