Wednesday, October 09, 2013

Finding JOY in the Mom/Grandma Moments

Becoming the mom to adult children was not easy for me, because the so called adult children, were still my little children, in my mind.  Of course, legally, and in their minds, they were adults.
Me and my children, a long time ago

I have been extremely blessed to have such good friends to vent to, ask questions of, and learn through their experiences. It made this transition a lot easier than it would have been had I not had these people and their life moments to guide me. And prayers, lots and lots of prayers!

My children now
Mom JOY moment: I have two amazing children, who are now adults, who do not live with me, and they maintain a very good relationship with each other. They both show me complete respect, and not only do they show up for any get togethers that we as a family have, they each will call me in between get togethers asking when we are going to hang out. They also call just to talk. They hug and kiss me and tell me they love me.  I am very proud of the adults they have become, and did I mention they don't live with me?  That would also be a part of the JOY moment, I have learned to love the empty nest that originally made me feel as though I had no purpose anymore.  We have all grown, our family has expanded, and had they not spread their wings and flew the coop so to speak, I would not be the person I am today.