I’ll take your “pains” of parenting any day!

Okay, I admit it, I am an avid Facebooker. For the most part this is a good thing, but I have to say that some status’ that people post hit me differently than they would have had I not had to let my son go before I was ready. Please don’t understand, I know that nobody but me thinks of thinks this way (except perhaps others who have lost a child too soon) and I hope I don’t offend anyone.

  • In response to a family from church moving away, “Saying Goodbye is Hard to Do!”
  • After her daughter recently married, a friend, “realized one of the difficulties in her life is walking into her girl’s empty bedroom and, with the help of a friend, is re-decorating it so it feels homey again. 🙂 New phases of life can be wonderful and difficult all at the same time.”
  • “tommorrow, [my son] will start his senior year at [college] and [my daughter] is driving and is a sophomore.. I can’t take that and seeing toy story all in one week..”
  • As a friend’s children were moving out of the family home, they posted “

    My heart is in anguish!!” and “someone should have warned me about letting go……”

I know I am being critical or hyper-sensitive, but just reading this, I interpret their situation so very differently. I simply have a different perspective. While I know that these are difficult transitions, and I’d probably be feeling the same way, if my circumstances were different, but I would just like to scream, “Can we talk?”

I would give anything to have these pains of parenthood.