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Grown “Children” ?? (Random)

First, I must confess that I don’t have a blog post for you today about “Organizing”.  I hope that you are a little disappointed.  😦

But with Mother’s Day coming up, I thought that I would share some of my random thoughts about having Grown “Children”.  I must say that the term seems to be an oxymoron.  They are either grown or they are children.  I am not dense.  I realize that no matter how old they get, they will always be our children.  For a mother, especially, when you look at your grown child and you think back to the day you gave birth to them, you are in awe of God’s wonder of Life.

Most times, that alone gives the mother special privileges, but as we all know, parenting is by no means an exact science.  Most parents that I speak to that have more than one child, there is always that one that is slightly “different” than the rest.  That’s a story all by itself.

Well, I have three (3), a son and 2 daughters, ages 33, 23 and 19. We will come back to the son in a moment.  I thought of this topic when I read my friend and fellow blogger, Anissa’s post about her son. The plight of our sons are very similar at the moment, but prayerfully and with God’s Grace, their lives will remain on the path that God has laid out for them, even if it doesn’t look like they are.

My girls are phenomenal.  My oldest girl is a graphic designer and working on her 2nd internship at Shakespeare Theater, but yes, it is time for her to get a real job.  My youngest girl has just finished her 2nd year of college, but she is the globetrotter/world traveler.  She studied aboard in London last semester, she went to Texas for Spring break and then went to NY before coming home.  I have my moments of insanity when she is away, but it doesn’t last long.  I remind myself that she is in God’s hands and “All is Well”!

Well, before you get TOTALLY BORED OUT OF YOUR SKULL….  I haven’t seen my son is about two (2) years.  The Lord allows me to hear from various people that cross my path that he is “OK”.  I ask for your prayers that he returns to the path that God has ordained for him, even if he doesn’t come back to me.  His soul is much more important!   …….Thanks for indulging my ramblings!  

Stay Tuned for “Blog Chill Day 9”

26 thoughts on “Grown “Children” ?? (Random)

  1. Mine are 23, 21 and 17, 2 boys and a girl in the middle. My daughter studied in London this past winter, and she’s doing an internship with a Shakespeare company this coming summer. She loves to travel! We do worry even after our kids become adults, they will always be in our hearts and on our minds.

    Last week our pastor gave a sermon about the prodigal son, to give people hope that they will come home. Sometimes they just have to find out something for themselves. I’ll pray for your son. God bless.

      • My youngest is an English major with a Drama minor, I think. She want to be a writer, but likes acting too. She just finished her 2nd year also. Interesting coincidences. 🙂

      • Yes it is. My daughter was thinking of having a minor in English also, but she applied for and won a fellowship to create her own minor in cross media storytelling. She’s interested in writing and all the arts so that’s why she did it this way.

  2. wow I can’t imagine…I sincerely hope you and your son find each other again.

  3. I’ll be praying too. I went for a couple years before without seeing my son, who happens to be 33 also, and it was hard enough, even knowing in general where he was. I know God can be trusted with our boys though. I’ll pray God has his hand on your son’s shoulder, and His peace in your heart. 🙂

  4. I stopped by to say thanks for liking my blog post “I AM” but after I read this post I want to say I can’t imagine what you are going through with your son because mine are still little, so I have some time. But be encouraged because the longest day comes to an end. I pray that he will return to you soon. Children, no matter how old they get, have no earthly idea how we as mothers, suffer for their safety and well being. If they did, they would act a whole lot better.

    • Thank you so much for your encouraging words…. I know that my time now is not meant to be easy, but it will be truly worth it in the end! 🙂

  5. Religion aside; being a young man today is difficult. It is especially difficult without family. (I know, I’ve not seen family in 20 years.) Acceptance is key, I believe. Your acceptance of your son as he is, and his acceptance of you as you are.
    I hope you are able to heal this break in your relationship.

    • You are absolutely right. I have tried to accept him just as he is, but I admit it has been difficult. As a young man, there are just some things that a parent believes comes with the territory, i.e. responsibility and accountability…. and I am sure that from his perspectives, it goes both ways.

  6. I will pray for your son. I have had many hard times with my 21 year old son. Have strength and trust in God. May God bless you and your family.

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