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    Posted: 28 Feb 2007 at 8:20am
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Worry

Is there a magic cutoff period when offspring become accountable for their own actions? Is there a wonderful moment when parents can become detached spectators in the lives of their children and shrug, “It’s their life,” and feel nothing?

When I was in my twenties, I stood in a hospital corridor waiting for doctors to put a few stitches in my son’s head. I asked, “When do you stop worrying?” The nurse said, “When they get out of the accident stage.” My mother just smiled faintly and said nothing.

When I was in my thirties, I sat on a little chair in a classroom and heard how one of my children talked incessantly, disrupted the class, and was headed for a career making license plates. As if to read my mind, a teacher said, “Don’t worry, they all go through this stage and then you can sit back, relax and enjoy them.” My mother just smiled faintly and said nothing.

When I was in my forties, I spent a lifetime waiting for the phone to ring, the cars to come home, the front door to open. A friend said, “They’re trying to find themselves. Don’t worry, in a few years, you can stop worrying. They’ll be adults.” My mother just smiled faintly and said nothing.

By the time I was 50, I was sick and tired of being vulnerable. I was still worrying over my children, but there was a new wrinkle. There was nothing I could do about it. My mother just smiled faintly and said nothing. I continued to anguish over their failures, be tormented by their frustrations and absorbed in their disappointments.

My friends said that when my kids got married I could stop worrying and lead my own life. I wanted to believe that, but I was haunted by my mother’s warm smile and her occasional, “You look pale.  Are you all right?  Call me the minute you get home. Are you depressed about something?”

Can it be that parents are sentenced to a lifetime of worry?  Is concern for one another handed down like a torch to blaze the trail of human frailties and the fears of the unknown?  Is concern a curse or is it a virtue that elevates us to the highest form of life?

One of my children became quite irritable recently, saying to me, “Where were you?  I’ve been calling for three days, and no one answered, I was worried sick.” The tables were turned. Mummy smiled a warm smile… The torch has been passed.

 

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Quote liac Replybullet Posted: 07 May 2007 at 4:28pm
A parent’s love is unconditional and endless.  They would never stop loving or worrying about their children.
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Quote sandra Replybullet Posted: 06 Jan 2010 at 5:17am
No matter what age your children are, parents worry. I know I do.

But, there are some parents who do not worry at all. They say that the children are grown up now and they're on their own.
I asked for all things so that I might enjoy life; I was given life so that I might enjoy all things
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Quote Citizen Eve Replybullet Posted: 06 Jan 2010 at 12:26pm
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Quote sandra Replybullet Posted: 06 Jan 2010 at 1:22pm
It happens sometimes, CE. Your post went to post heaven.

So are you a worry wart?
I asked for all things so that I might enjoy life; I was given life so that I might enjoy all things
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Quote Citizen Eve Replybullet Posted: 06 Jan 2010 at 1:49pm
Sad to go so early ... LOL ...
I do not worry too much Sandy ... nothing I can't walk away from in life either ... except my kids ... all about self preservation I say ... am always editing ... on FB ... in family ... in community ... with friends ... I harbor no hate either ...
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Quote vutjebal Replybullet Posted: 06 Jan 2010 at 2:02pm

Worry? Yepes   there  are somethings  that make  me...   thinking   and get worry   about  it....and feel like  helpless...!!

It is better to take refuge in the LORD than to trust in man.
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Quote Citizen Eve Replybullet Posted: 06 Jan 2010 at 2:42pm
What worrie you most V ... 
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Quote sandra Replybullet Posted: 07 Nov 2010 at 11:49am
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Edited by sandra - 28 July 2011 at 6:51am
I asked for all things so that I might enjoy life; I was given life so that I might enjoy all things
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