Saturday, March 31, 2012

End of an era

I often get to the end of a month and take stock of what has happened and what I have achieved. This month was no exception and the achievement was a significant one.

Earlier this month Son 2 turned eighteen, which means that we have safely raised both our children to adulthood. Now that might not seem like anything special, but anyone who knows our family history will realise that even from the very first days of parenthood it might not have been the case and there have been other scares along the way.

Our next task as parents is to prepare them both to fly the nest over the coming eighteen months, if all goes to plan. I can no longer tick a box which says I have a child here, we now only have adult children living with us, which is legally something completely different. After more than twenty years, it's the end of an era.


Sarah Tokeley said...

Happy and a bit sad too?

Cathy said...

Hi Sarah,
No not sad, just a feeling that we've done the best we could under testing circumstances. Also,your kids don't stop needing you (or your wallet) just because they become adults. But I have to say that it really doesn't seem long ago that they were toddlers!

Debbie Coope said...

There are no manuals given with our children, yet we do the best we can with what we know.

All the best for the future milestones.

Cathy said...

That's so true Debbie...and thank you.

Andrea said...

Congratulations on making it this far.
Here's to the future being all you hope for, and a lot easier than the past.

Cathy said...

Thanks Andrea. The future, for Son 2 at least, is currently looking a scary place.

Anonymous said...

The end of an era...and the beginning of a new one.

CJ x