When your children are living at home there are days you think you will go crazy. The non-stop noise, the slamming of the doors and the mess can drive you nuts.
And then you blink, and you find yourself dropping your children off in college, and wondering where the years have gone.
It’s hard for you to believe that your children have grown up, and a big part of your job is done.
Letting go was not easy for me. I missed my children, and after they left I had to readjust my thinking mode and find myself again.
But now I know that motherhood never ends it just changes as your children get older.
The other day I thought about an incident that occurred when my younger son was in college.
I received a package from him, and because my birthday was a week away I thought it was a birthday present.
I can still remember how excited I was that he had remembered my birthday. I was teary eyed and emotional as I opened the package.
Then I found the new shirt I had bought for him before he left, and a button taped to a piece of paper where he had scribbled, “Mom, please sew this button back on the shirt. Thank you, Love C”
I burst out laughing and that’s when it hit me. I will always be their mom.
As I was sewing the button on my son’s shirt I thought about my parents, and all the loving things they have done for me throughout my life for no other reason than just because I am their daughter.
My core identity will never change. I am a mother, and my sons and daughter, regardless of their age will always be my children.