Thursday, April 8, 2010

MY CHILDREN...MY BLESSINGS



ONE WEEK is all I have left! Ahhhh…!

As I have posted before, I will officially be without ANY children living with me as of next Thursday. :/ It’s a sad sad day. I am SO not looking forward to my dear boy leaving. He is my friend, someone to make me laugh, and just a charming person all in all.

I love that he brings his friends over…I love that he WANTS to show me his new car-stereo system and his newest martial-arts moves…I love that he gives me a hug if I really need it…And I love that he put his snuggly head next to mine tonight when asking how to make Jello Jigglers…:0)

It is the greatest blessing of all…To have children as great as mine, and I sincerely thank the Lord for them…

This is such a momentous turning point in my life after having children for 25 years and 8 months EXACTLY! My oldest was born on August 17th 25 years ago, and when we get home from taking DB to college, it will be April 17th…

Sigh…

I’m not sure how the bear side of the picture relates here, but the sad woman with the bird flying away looks like I feel…

My last little birdie is flying away…



I wonder…

Are there other mothers out there who DO NOT rejoice when their nest is at last empty? I almost think that it must be a minority…I never hear anyone talking of it…

A few people have said to me, “Well, your house will be quiet now; you’ll have some peace.” No! My son is no trouble at all, and I enjoy being around him! There is nothing unpeaceful about it, and it isn’t as if all of a sudden one day, I will be going from having a passel of needy small children to the next day having a quiet house! He’s 20 years old, so NO, it’s not okay!

Well, we’ll survive…I just may moan a bit. ;)

Yesterday, I had my littlest grandson with me for a gramma-boy day. He is so very adorable, and we had a grand time! I had something to take care of at the hospital and while there we walked all over and took MANY elevator rides. He got to push all the buttons (I don’t think he even knew about that until I showed him, as older brothers always get to do it). He loved it! Each time we would go in, he would say, “Button?”…



He was so cute…

While we were standing at one such elevator, an older woman walked by, and in a somewhat exasperated tone said, “Been there done that!”, as if to say that it was some sort of a pain…

I replied…It’s wonderful!

I thank the Lord for my grandbabies and doubly that they live in town. And, I am so grateful that I have good family and that they allow me to be a part of their lives.

5 comments:

Amy said...

Aw...I bet that's hard, with all the baby birds flying from the nest. I imagine it's hard on any mom and dad; but as my mother always told me, she found great comfort in that she not only raised kind, caring, productive, and God-fearing children, but that she had the blessing to see them start their own lives and families.

Now she has the blessing of a grand baby, which is, of course, more fun than your own kids because you can SPOIL them rotten then send them home to their parents! :)

Letter Writer said...

You have an empty nest... but the young ones leave to build one for themselves.

I am a Son about your sons age who know that you have posted the feelings which my mother also shares.
Thanks for the lovely post

Zebu said...

Thank you, both for your comments.

I do understand the blessings of it all--DS starting his own life and the comfort I feel in the good people that my kids are. So, I do not take that lightly.

It is just a real different time in my life--I didn't have a care or any remorse when I left Mom's nest. But when you ARE the mom, it's a little bit different! I have been "Mom" for so many years, I can't imagine not being so. It is an identity that you first take on at motherhood, and then it becomes who you are.

Well, anyway, thank you again for your comments, and have a great day. :0)

Mrs. G said...

I feel for you and I *don't* look forward to having am empty nest either! I will be thinking about you throughout this week, hugs!
Paris

Zebu said...

Oh, thank you, Paris. I appreciate that very much. I figured that you would have similar thoughts as I do--It's a wonderful calling, motherhood.