Love Dare Day 3 – October 30, 2014

 Whatever you put your time, energy, and money into will become more important to you. It’s hard to care for something you are not investing in. Along with restraining from negative comments, buy your children something that says, “I was thinking of you today.”

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As I went through Day 3 of the Love Dare,  I realized several things.  One is that my sons and I hardly spend any time together anymore.  We live in the same house, but in our own little bubbles.  Of course, they are 24 and 19 so that goes a long way to explaining the lack of contact.  We are all off in our own worlds, doing our own things.  Living separately in the same house.  Another was remembering the truth that the more you invest in something, the more it (or they) mean in your life.  I remember the years I invested in their care and raising.  Not every mother chooses to put aside her life for her kids.  Mine did and so I did the same for my sons.   I have never regretted that decision, but is it wrong to want, now, to have that life back?  They will always be my kids, I will always be invested, but shouldn’t the time come when they are off into their own l lives?  Their doctor calls this  ‘a failure to launch.’  This tells me I need to rebuild the launch pad and find some different fuel as quickly as possible!

I know I am off the subject of the Love Dare, but when the thoughts come, they come.  As for the Dare for the 30th of October,  I bought my son two sodas, something that I rarely ever buy because of the cost and because I refuse to pick up all the cans and bottles left around the house.

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