Not too long ago my youngest of two daughters (45) told me she was going through a new season in her life.
It was clear that she wasn’t dropping by as much, calling as much, then not texting as much. We were living nearby then. The lunches after church started to wane.
I mentioned to her that we had noticed the distancing. Yes, two teenage boys now driving, her working two part-time jobs, etc. I get it.
We moved to Arkansas, US. Since then one of our grandsons has not answered our texts, the other one does. Daughter will if we drag an answer out of her. Son-in-law hasn’t answered dad’s texts either.
I get it – these seasons of life can be a real doozy sometimes. I know she needs her friends so they can all go through the “season in common,” as I call it.
I wonder when our daughters will realize their friends are floundering through these seasons too and that we mature women in their lives have already gained the wisdom needed to get through it a lot more smoothly.
As moms, we’ve been there and done that and we’re also going through the next season in our lives.
Mainly, we just want to know everybody is okay. We know boys will survive high school, mom will survive her jobs and she too will reach the next season as we all do. Just a “how are you doing mom?” is all it takes.
Well… “I love you” is nice to hear too.” -Ellyn