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Old 08-12-2010, 05:59 AM
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Originally Posted by GretasLittleFriends View Post
I hope my question isn't too sad for the positive thread, but this little girl's question made me wonder... How do you cope when a child grows up and no longer needs your care? I mean the ones who REALLY have your heart strings.
It's REALLY hard. I just had a boy leave this summer. He was with me for 11 years. We don't typically keep schoolagers, past kindergarten, but this child has certainly become part of our family. He and our youngest son are the same age and grew up together, and he has always been with us for our hiking/camping trips, as well as on many vacations, etc. We still see him, but it's not the same as having him here every day. He cried his eyes out on his last day, as did I. It's been a month, and I still cry!
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