Post by Amanda MacFadgen, Lowell General Hospital
When I read about all the things that the Moms here are talking about, it certainly brings me back to the days way back when. Diaper bags and dolls, bottles and baby wipes – I can’t say that I necessarily miss them that much. I moved past this stage a long time ago.
My daughter is now 30 years old. How did that happen? I can’t even imagine!
Time goes by so quickly, from bassinets to cheerleading competitions, it seems like just yesterday when she was wanting me to chaperone her field trip to the aquarium. But don’t think it is all over Moms, oh no! Mommying continues long after the stages of scraped knees and pony tails.
I got a desperate call this morning looking for safety pins, a possible fashion emergency in the making! No matter how old they are, they need their moms and we need them.
In my younger days, and Deb’s younger days, when I was a single mom struggling with late night homework and hordes of friends around the house, I remember thinking that empty nest syndrome would be a good thing – something to eagerly anticipate.
Even though I am a full time working woman, with more hobbies and friends than I can ever get to, I admit that I miss the kiddy activity – at times. However, it has been an amazing ride and an amazing blessing to see the woman that Deb has become. She may not get any taller- sorry Deb, five feet is all you are gonna get- but she never stops “growing.” That’s why she still needs her Mom.
Gotta go, I think that’s her on the phone right now.