parenting is a lifelong commitment

Philippines
March 25, 2009 9:47am CST
all my kids are grown-ups, when my daughter got pregnant at an early age, i'm so dissapointed.but when i saw the baby i felt like i'm a new mother again.an unexplainable feeling, so happy so excited, then i realized being a mom or a parent does not stop there, even if all the children have grown up and have their own family, parents will always be a parent up to the children of their grandchildren, and that's where happiness is, of being a parent.
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@barehugs (8985)
• Canada
25 Mar 09
My Kids and some of my Grandchildren are grown-ups. Its wonderful to have Family when you become a Senior. Your family members treat you, just as you treated them when they were growing up. Thank God! I was a good parent, as I am now reaping the benefits of all my hard (but rewarding) work. I feel for those who opted to have no children. I see them now, aging and languishing alone, wishing they had been more adventuresome in their Youth. Sad isn't it?
• Philippines
27 Mar 09
[b][/b]yes yes very true, just thinking of those people makes me feel like crying.
• United States
25 Mar 09
I feel that is true. A parent never really stops being a parent even when their kids are all grown up. There roles in their life may change but you will still be parenting your kids in some fashion. I know mind still do. My mom still gives me advice and is still and shoulder to cry on. My dad always tries to make sure he lets me know he is proud of me. That is important to me. I don't have kids, hopefully one day I will and I will always be there for them in whatever role they need me to be when there all grown up.
• Philippines
27 Mar 09
[b][/b]i hope you will, so you can also feel this wonderful feeling that only parents can experience. thanks for the comment.
• India
27 Mar 09
i read somewhere parenting itself is like a career.... I always used to get irritated and angry on my mother or mil when they get unnecesarily worried or scold us if we are doing soemthing wrong... but i realised it all now as i become mother recently... its a really great feeling to become a mother inspite of having a so mnay other responsibilities i love the feeling of mother and i can now ver well understand my mother's feeling too..