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My son will be 16 in July. He spent the night with friends last night and I woke up alone in the house and thinking about what it will be like when he’s driving and on his own more. It seems everything I do is for or about my kids.  I’m not sure I know how to really focus on myself and what I want. Knowing he’s excited about growing up and experiencing new things helps me get passed my own selfish feelings.  Because, in the end we just want our kids to be happy.  Still, how do I turn my thinking on myself more and more as this goes on? Maybe it just happens, slowly?  I’m working on it!



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      Vikki Hall wrote May 30, 2009
    • Start with getting a pedicure done (or something similar). As he ages you will have more ME time.



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      Tina Sickinger wrote May 30, 2009
    • You will find as time goes on that you will find things to do for yourself and have more ‘me time’ as Vikki said. If you‘re like me, though my girls are 27 and 25 and my thinking still lies in them.

      If I have a choice between doing something for myself and doing for them, they win hands down.

      My siuation is different, though, as I am now raising my g-daughter and don’t have as much ‘me time’ as most women our age. Maybe if I did, my thinking would be different,too.



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      Gailambert62 wrote May 30, 2009
    • Yes, I can see having my grandbabies as a blessing in the next several years.  Thank you!

      www.heartsease-calls.com

      “Your family is God’s gift to you as you are to them”



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      Sue Hamlett wrote Jun 22, 2011
    • I too am having a hard time with my son being gone. He is 15yrs & want to live with him father now. I tried to talk him out of it but he said that this is what he wants. I worry as a mother about him getting in with the wrong people but I know his father loves him.
      Ive been a mother for 15yrs & I’m not sure what my perpose in life is now.



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