Concern and worry never leave a parent. You can be 100 with a 80 year old kid and you'll worry. Some people worry more than they should-but if your a worrier (if its in your genes so to speak) you can not help it. Your kids will always bring you the biggest worrys and the biggest satisfaction.
You are 100% right about this KPM! What a great post. My mom and dad always told me that no matter the age, your child is always your child. And.....worry is worry, no matter the age. Unfortunately...it takes being a parent of an adult child to finally realize this. At 22 and 27 mine can't imagine why I would ever worry about them. And they still don't understand how my happiness is tied into their happiness.
Well I know I had the empty nest syndrome really bad for several years. I couldn't stand the silence in the house then a couple of years ago our daughter moved back in as we had our house on the market in hopes of moving to Maine then the bottom of the economy in this state dropped out and here we still are waiting for it to improve enough to put our house back on the market and finally get there where family and friends are waiting.
The point to all this is that I'm happy as a clam to have our daughter back with us...she is definitely my best friend as well as daughter. It's the only thing I have to thank the government for. Our son is only 20 minutes away and plans to move his family to Maine along with us. Yup, we are all very close and very lucky. I can certainly understand how Gladys felt and how worried she was when Elvis was too far for her to protect.
I even had separation anxieties when dropping off my daughter to work when her car broke down....can't get any worse than that.
Elvis and his mother had a special bond..when in her eyes she lost elvis to "stardom" something inside her died i think...and when Elvis his mother died,a big part of Elvis died too,he was never the same after that day
Daddy, I miss you more every day. You will always be my hero..