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!
Great read! Great title- On a similar subject – I recently wrote an article titlled “A mother’s wish for her daughters” – feel free to check it out – https://authorjoannereed.net/a-mothers-wish-for-her-daughters/
Woman is the Mother of Mankind
Woman is the Moral Fiber of Civilization
Woman is Man’s First Teacher
Woman is always Mother
By: Van Prince
God created Adam first, then Eve. We are to be nurturers as a mother. God had a relationship with Adam first. Genesis tells us that Adam walked with God alone in the Garden of Eden, but Adam was alone and God decided to make a woman to be with him. When Adam was asleep, he made a woman from one of his ribs. Woman was named this because she was taken from man.
And Eve proved that Woman, Mother, was smarter than man, but influencing Adam to eat the Apple, the fruit of the poison tree that God advised himnot to eat in the Garden of Eden, Woman proved smarter than man fromthe beginning=Woman, Mother is man’s first teacher andsmarter than man!
I recommend that you read Genesis 3 as well as 1 Timothy 2:13-14
“For Adam was formed first, then Eve.(A) 14 And Adam was not the one deceived; it was the woman who was deceived and became a sinner.(B)”
Take Scripture for what it is. It was inspired by God, written by holy men that God ordained. Women are wonderful, but we still sin, we still do wrong. We are strong and wise, but God has the final say.
I recommend you read: John 10:30 (KJV), “My Father and I are one.” – Jesus
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This is a beautiful reminder and encouragement 💜
Mother’s love is never ending with no limits, beautiful moments out there. 🙂💖
As a young mother, I thought the worrying would end when they grew up. Now with adult kids and grandkids, I know just how true this saying is: “Little kids, little problems. Big kids, big problems.” The worries don’t lessen and their consequences increase. How encouraging to know that we have One who helps us and them carry all the difficulties! By the way, your family is lovely!
Thank you so much! It is very true- little kids, little problems. Big kids, big problems! May God bless you also! I appreciate your comment!
You have a lovely family. 😀
We can’t always be there to protect them but the Lord is always there and sees all. You have four real beauties and are so blessed. Have are great Mother’s Day!
You are right! Thank you!
Happy Mothers Day!🥰👣