February 15, 2010 2:27am CST
I am 47 years old. A mother of three grown up kids.Looking back, when my kids are still growing up I'd normally cry at night. I told myself, these are not the things i wanted to do.I felt so disappointed, i couldn't even have enough time for myself.I couldn't enjoy life with my friends.So to speak, from the time they were born,I never had the time to know and to be who I am anymore.Time went fast.I was almost in my early forties..My eldest son was already successfully working in a stable company. My only daughter, then, about 23 also working in a private company has been achieving her goals. My youngest son has graduated from college and is now applying for a job of his choice.I never noticed I've raised three kids, now with good lives ahead.And soon, do what I exactly did.
• United States
15 Feb 10
Thanks for sharing your story. So many people never admit to the disappointments you can have after having kids because kids are "supposed" to be all fun and happiness. It takes a lot of guts to admit otherwise. I'm sorry you felt so disappointed. Now that your kids are grown and out of the house, perhaps you could try to start your life back where you left it. Work on being happy.