I have been guilty of holding my newborn baby in the hospital and being incredibly sad as I thought about the day that he would leave my home and have a new life of his own.
But, if the relationship that I have with my mom right now says anything about my future with my children, then I no longer need to dread that day (as much). Being a mother doesn't end when your children get married or move out - it just changes. Of course I will always be grateful for the time my mom spent at home raising me and my five siblings. But, I continue to love her as a mom and friend. And she does take care of me still in many ways. What a great time we have together and what a blessing she is to me in my life. Happy Mother's Day!