Getting Real with the Reason for the Season



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I;ve been there....done that!!!!

We have enjoyed your articles dealing with the kids exiting from home.......pushing them out of the nest, claiming your space once again, trying to keep up with modern times so they won't think you are getting old, and finally, sharing holiday time with others. The stories sound very familiar and bring back all we have to do is wait for the great grandchildren to see how
we'll respond.....but children, grandchildren just seem to escape our reach and that is the way it should be. You will find other life time topices to write about believe me.!~

Your Dad more than 2 years ago


What our children want and want to hear is that they are important to us on a deeper level than providing for their needs. Another great blog Amy.

Mary De Shields more than 3 years ago

Getting Real with the Reason for the Season

Your words and feelings are shared by mothers everywhere! We spend our entire lives nurturing, loving, caring and working for our children. Suddenly, they are grown and moving into the direction of their destiny. Meanwhile, we continue to nurture, love, care and work for them, from afar. What we forget to do, is prepare for ourselves the "me" time we so desparately wanted when they were small. "Me" time is available, but we really want them to stay connected to our "me" time. It's so funny to look back and see myself through what you have illustrated. All of these transitions are such a big part of our journey, and I so understand what you are going through. Meanwhile, please try to enjoy that special time for yourself to gain strength, perspective and recharge yourself for the next set of transitions! Haha....

Pam Kunz more than 3 years ago

Teachable moment

I could really relate to this story. I have to admit I got a little teary eyed thinking of how many times we don't ask for what we need and once we do....we usually get the answer for which we were hoping. Thanks for sharing!

Wendy Towers more than 3 years ago


Thank you for sharing that Amy. It brought a tear to my eye!

Pam Hutchinson more than 3 years ago

Getting Real with the Reason for the Season

I enjoyed Amy's blog as I am also at the same crossroad as she. Our adult children and pre-adult children have lives of their own outside of their immediate family. As Amy suggests, be upfront with your children and tell them exactly what you hope for during the holiday season. They just might realize that the whole affair is really about the love that you have for them.

Jean Callis more than 3 years ago

So Real

Thank you for sharing and I will store in my teen file cabinet in my brain. Please send more, God knows I need it being a mother of 4 teens.

Mary Kramer more than 3 years ago

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