It’s definitely an eye-opening, and instant ageing, experience when you realize your children have become full-fledged adults!
Last year, I was blessed with a beautiful grandson – and my daughter (my first born) instantly became an adult in my eyes. She has had several tumultuous years and I really never thought she’d settle down and have a child. Well, she has become a beautiful, caring, loving mother to my amazing grandson, who will be 6 months in February! Where does the time go? So fast!!
And last night, much to my delight, my son proposed to his girlfriend, who is expecting their first baby in May! In less than a year, both of my children have become adults before my eyes. And while I’m sad to think that they will carry on with their lives and their families, with me in the background, I know I will always be part of their families.
My daughter will be 30 this year, and my son 29. I know they are not children anymore, but they will always be my babies. Even as adults, they will always be my babies.
I am so proud of both of them, for overcoming the difficulties that they have had, and coming out on the positive side of it. They still need their mom, and I will always be there for both of them. I’m just such a proud mom today – of two lovely adult children, one grandson and a granddaughter arriving in May, and a soon to be daughter-in-law too. Life has blessed me, as it has them.
2020 has been a very unusual year – one full of worry, angst, and for some of us, a year of joy and new beginnings.
We can despair over what has been wrong this year, or we can rejoice that we have made it through and that there are better times ahead of us.
I personally have found joy this year. Joy in a new grandson in August, a move to my own place, a new job and a new outlook on life. The love I feel for my grandson has been amazing. I find joy and love every minute I spend with him. His baby laughter, his smiles, and his cuddles warm my heart. I also look forward to the coming year as my son and his girlfriend are expecting a baby in May. Another grandbaby to love!!
I moved out of my parents’ place at the end of July and started a new life closer to my daughter and grandson. While I will always be grateful that I had the chance to be with my parents for the past three years, I am also grateful that I am now living on my own and have my own space. I love the quiet. I can stay up late. It’s been a good few months and I am grateful that I have this for myself.
I found a new job that I really enjoy. I look forward going into work each day, talking with my co-workers and conversing with the customers. While I wish I was moving around more in my job, I enjoy my time there. Being considered an essential worker has made people more appreciative of what we do and they tell us this. It’s so important to our minds to know that we are appreciated for the work we do.
I also have a new outlook on life. Nothing lasts forever. We must take every day as a chance to find peace and joy in whatever we see and whatever we do. Take things in stride. Be careful, be safe and be kind. If it takes me a bit longer in line somewhere, so be it. It’s not so awful that I have to get angry at the people around me.
We have all been given the precious gift of life. We need to be grateful for every scent we smell, every breath we take, and every sight we see. We may not get many so be grateful for we do get.
We all want to have 2020 be a distant memory, and one day it will be. Let’s learn from what happened in 2020 to make the rest of our lives the best of our lives. Peace out 2020 – bring on 2021 and may you all have a joyous New Year.