Motherhood is an opportunity that does not end. Being a Mother does not end once my kids no longer live at home! In fact, I yearn even more to see them and spend time with them! I miss them!
Seeing my girls hurt and struggle in life is hard! I wish that I could take these difficult situations, make them mine and solve them, but I can’t. They don’t learn if I step in and take over. I have to remind myself of this.
Release them and allow them the opportunity that is now theirs, to take responsibility for themselves and their family.
I think of a bird releasing their babies from the nest. People who no longer have children at home are called “Empty Nester’s.” My husband and I are friends with several couples in the same phase of life as we are. We have raised our “birds” and now they have flown out of our nest. They are learning to take care of themselves and their own family someday. In doing this, they have to financially support themselves, make relationships work and care for themselves physically, emotionally and spiritually.
It Takes Time
I can’t expect immediate results! It is not about me and what I want. God has His way and His purpose to bring about what is best for them and I have to trust Him in that! Check out another of my related posts by clicking on the sunset below.
Love and let go!
Don’t try to control everything in their life still. I can give advice when they ask and are ready to receive it.
Motherhood is an opportunity that does not end. Even when I am not around them, I hope that they remember the good that I instilled in them and tried to set as an example to them. Leaving a legacy to them and to my grandchildren is important to me. For more encouragement about leaving a legacy, follow the link below:
Happy Mother’s Day!