Missing my sons
I am wondering if I am odd or whether others have experienced this feeling as well, but I really miss my children.
They are both close to 30 years old (one is married, one is not) and I have no grandchildren. They live in the same city. I am married, but have little close family around.
My problem is I want to spend lots of time with my children and connect with them regularly. Of course, I know this is not possible - they have their own lives and work full time. But given they are men and I am their mom, there is not much we can do together.
I will go hiking or out to dinner, but they rarely if ever call (someone told me this is typical of sons, but not daughters).
I guess I keep thinking of the "cats in the cradle" song and thinking of it as being true. I know I need to move on to the next stage of my life after retirement, but am wondering if I am expecting too much.
I would appreciate hearing how others have addressed this, if at all.