Friday, February 11, 2011

Always a mother
Thoughts: Over the past week or so my mothering skills have taken a hit, actually, feels more like a blow.

In my attempt to show care, concern, love and helpfulness, it has translated into being intrusive, meddling, judgemental.

Raising adult children can be challenging... (note to self: You have already had your chance)

Two things I do know... 1.I will try harder to be a better mother 2.I will always be here for them, no matter what.

Motherhood hurts sometimes...really hurts.


  1. I am sorry that things are hard for you right now and pray that they get better.
    I have so missed your cheerful decorating and your creative sewing....and YOU!
    Please come back and stay.

  2. Praying your situation works out for the best...Motherhood does hurt at times...put it all in Gods hands...he totally understands what your pain feels like...blessings

  3. Commiserating with you. This has been my worst year of parenting and I feel like an utter failure most days!!! Just when it gets better...WHAM! one of them hits again!!!
    Leaning on the true Father helps so much!! Praying for you.

  4. Amen to that! Motherhood is not for wimps. I sometimes have a hard time remembering when to zip my lip when it comes to my kids. We just do the best we can and try not to worry too much about the rest. So glad you're back. Mimi

  5. How funny that I have felt the same way this week...although my trial comes from a 2 1/2 year old and a 7 month old. Im sure that each stage of motherhood brings its own, very different trials. But, I have seen you as a mother in action when I was younger, and I know that you are GREAT Mom.

  6. I honestly think it is harder to parent adult children. Maybe not as exhausting physically but emotionally for sure. I hope things get better for you.

  7. I'm sure my brother and I have both made our mother cry for telling her to stop meddling and to but out of our business. But we still loved her the entire time, although we probably didn't show it at the time. Glad to see you came back even if it is just a post here and there!

  8. I am sorry for whatever you have experienced. I look at you and think of you as someone that I would welcomingly love to go to for advice. Joy, as my aunt, I look up to you in so many ways. Don't let it get you down. While I do not have adult children, I do have children and am trying to do the best I can, and I completely agree...IT IS DANG HARD WORK! We mettle, because we care, and not for any other reason. I am sure that whatever it may be it will pass, without remembrance. I know that you are/were a great mother as I always loved to be in your home and around my cousin's, especially Liz. In her you have raised such an admirable person. I will always remember the little, wonderful things that I got from Liz. Take care. So glad to see you're back. I miss peeking in on your world.
    Love Lisa

  9. Thank you for this pearl of wisdom. My children are still young but I can see myself headed where you are my oldest is a teen.

    Also, thank you for your kind comment on my blog:)

  10. Wow, don't know what happened, but I can relate. I have bit and bit my tongue when seeing so many things that need to be addressed in my daughter's house--but... haven't said a word. It's tough.