Now It's Thursday

Last Update: August 18, 2016

Yesterday "Breaking Silence" became live on Amazon. I am excited about that. My two oldest daughters are in highschool I am not so excited about that. LOL.

I was ready, I swear, I was even excited for them. I'm not anymore they could back to elementary and I would be okay with that. One day in around older boys and they've already got number's, and friends, and admirers.... I am happy that socially they do not face my problems, but I'm so sad by the realization that soon enough they will not NEED my help, but instead they will need me to see and treat them as adults. Which I always thought I would be good at.... Yesterday I swear I saw those little princesses that jumped into lap at some point looking for me to kiss scrapped knees and chase away bad dreams.

One dream came true and a new growth is happening It's a ll good things but over shadowed by that bitter sweet feeling LOL

How do you guys deal with bitter sweet moments?

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AlexEvans Premium
Congratulations Jennifer, on your launch, your darlings are growing up. I am not sure why but that saying springs to my mind, it is not what you teach your children but it is what you teach them to do for them selves. I sense you will have taught them well, on both counts.
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MKearns Premium
Today dance school, tomorrow the Prom, day after tomorrow, young women in the working world. Carry forward to the thoughts of future success and treasure the memories as well!
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cosmicradio Premium
It's part of the cycle of life, Jennifer-They grow up. meet boys, fall in love, have their own families...embrace it! :)
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JDunyon Premium
Ooh goodness....I'm learning to embrace highschool.... Boyfriends, love, and lives that are mostly separate. I know it will happen because I know they are beautiful intelligent young women.... But today highschool lol
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janmar Premium
They are independent and wanting to be with others, which means that you have done your job well as a parent in preparing them for adulthood.
Despite what they say, do or how they act, they will always need their Mom. Just continue to be there for them.
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JDunyon Premium
Thank you. I've raised good smart kids into brought young adults.... Its not a bad thing just sad kind of
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Ultimateless Premium
You will always be their inspiration and they will still need your guidance, you have had a lot of experience in this thing we call life.
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JDunyon Premium
That's what they told me when they got home today. Lol. Then they told me to quit pouting
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Ultimateless Premium
LOL ! I think you would look very cute pouting.
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JDunyon Premium
I'm not so sure lol. Whenever I pout the kids say "mom your face will get stuck like that you don't want that" they run off laughing lol
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Ultimateless Premium
I thought it was the parent who says that to a pouting kid? LOL !
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JDunyon Premium
I've said it enough they're repeating it back
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MPollock Premium
It is hard to watch them grow up but we have too.
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JDunyon Premium
Yes we do.
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chuka Premium
It is what it is Jennifer. Reality happens. My attitude is to savor every moment and not regret anything because nothing ever stays the same.
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JDunyon Premium
I don't usually like things to remain the same either. I just Don't think I accurately prepared myself for this shift lol
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paulgoodwin Premium
Every situation is different and you have to take it step by step OK
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JDunyon Premium
You got it:)
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paulgoodwin Premium
That's the way!
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theresroth Premium
Hard to say, Jennifer, I've only ever seen it in the children of the two life partners I've had....

There's a kind of shift that is wonderful in one way, and hard to get used to, in another....

I sometimes get that sudden feeling, when they're twens, that they're looking after ME........
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JDunyon Premium
My teenagers are shifting from needing me to wanting and deciding how I'll be there.... It's frustrating to relinquish that control lol
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theresroth Premium
It sure must be, never had to confront this as directly as you....:-)))
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stevecox Premium
You just take it one day at a time and be thankful for every one no matter how it turns out ?
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JDunyon Premium
Absolutely. Sometimes I wish I could go back just exist in a moment one more time. But I'm grateful for the memories those moments give
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stevecox Premium
We all do ! You are not alone my friend !
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Plume1 Premium
Where there's flowers there's the sun and the rain
Oh and it's wonderful there both one in the same :)
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JDunyon Premium
Absolutely6
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jimcarlsen65 Premium
Isn't life funny, how you look forward to things, but then want to go back again. Cherish your memories, and welcome change. Life's all abot change, nothing ever stays the same.
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JDunyon Premium
Is a strange phenomenon
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JudeP Premium
Oh it's hard when they start growing away from you hunny. They may drift away for a little while, but they will quickly come back, don't worry :)
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stevecox Premium
Yes we have a 43 year old that has back with our grandson for five years. Be careful what you wish for :-)
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JDunyon Premium
Thank you Jude. They are good kids with good heads on their shoulders i just miss the little them lol
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JDunyon Premium
I'll always be careful
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stevecox Premium
You have a lot of experience in facing challenges !
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