Self-Image – one’s conception of oneself or of one’s role the way you think about yourself and your abilities or appearance
One of the key things I’ve discovered since my Son went off to college is the fact that my self-image is very much tied to being a Mom.
Not that there’s anything wrong with this. Being a parent is at the same time one of the most difficult and rewarding jobs anyone can take on.
As a parent you’re responsible for molding a little human.
For me I prayed every day I was making the right decisions in guiding my Son on
the right path to become a competent and compassionate human being, capable of
standing on his own two feet.
I put my heart and soul into being a Mom, working tirelessly day and
night never looking for anything more than a hug or an “I love you.”
My life revolved around my Son’s needs. I took a back seat.
Who I was before having my Son became a distant image in the rear view mirror of my life.
BUT, what happens to me when my position
as Mom is downsized because my Son went off to college?