Do you ever get over missing your kids once they are grown?

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Amie - posted on 04/08/2009

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I'd doubt it. Mine have years yet before this becomes an issue for me but my parent and I are close. If we don't talk everyday it's been an off day. I talk to at least one of them at least once a day. Sometimes several times a day. lol. We visit each other to on average once a month, sometimes more if we have extra money for gas.

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Julie - posted on 10/14/2011

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I am new on this site today. I googled and found it. I am a mother of a 33, 32, 28, and 20 year old. I miss them all terribly today! I even CRIED!!! I am SO blessed to be able to see them once a month or so, even though they all live in other towns that are an hour to four hours away from here. I also have four wonderful grandchildren! I worked off and on part time, but was a stay at home mom most of the time when they were little and I was always a mom first. I thank the Lord for those days, and am SO thankful to have raised godly children. The youngest (one of our two sons) got married two months ago. I am not feeling needed in the same way I once was. Maybe that is the cause of my sadness, but I think I just LOVED being a mom and I miss it! Most days, by God's grace, I am fine. I don't know why it hit me so hard today. Thanks for listening!

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From a mum of a 24 yr old and a 27 yr old who lives in a different state no you never stop missing them. It's like anything else in your life though, you learn how to deal best with it and what to do about it. Sometimes I just have to give the son who is local the biggest squeeze when I see him and then tell him I have to give him another one for his big bro as I cannot get to him to do it. Second son doesn't mind this at all and hugs me back just as hard, maybe he also misses his mum as much as I miss him!!!

Dawn - posted on 04/08/2009

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I'd have to say no, my daughter is finishing up her first year in college and when she left after being home for spring break I cried again. I thought I was over that last semester, guess not, but I have noticed that even though I miss her I love hearing the stories of her new life, and how well she is adjusting to life on her own and it has made me see how well we did at raising our daughter.

Saraj - posted on 04/08/2009

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I know what you mean. Mine go to the mall and I wonder when they will get home.

Saraj - posted on 04/08/2009

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Probably not but you have to trust you have raised a responsible adult. My oldest will graduate next month and she is staying here to go to college while we move! Military family. I am scared to. I have seen her every day of her life since she was born!

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