Both my husband and I made many choices during our children's informative years that where often made so that we could be home for them. Those choices are not ones we look back on with regret because our children are caring productive adults. Yes it would have been nice to have maybe bought this and that, but this and that has never been as important as the emotional well being of our family.
I am blessed because my husband and I have always been on the same page in regards to our kids, and have both made worthwhile sacrifices over the years.
It is a funny place to be in when your family has grown and left the family home; on one hand that is why we bring them up so that they feel comfortable to stretch their own wings and fly. On the other hand even though it has been quite some years since my last child lived with us, I find that I am still seeking that balance between being a mum and a empty nester.
I have spent the majority of my life being busy and juggling many projects at one time, now I have lots of time on my hands and find it hard to stay motivated and on track. I don't feel lost as much as feeling I have been hibernating. I am looking forward to when I can find that balance between over activity and hibernating. To when I can stand and look around and see before me, 'ME' in my totality walking/living/breathing and being my true self.
Namaste and Happy Mother's day