I am 57 years old married, to a younger man and between us we have 11 children, all of them adults, married or with a partner. My husband has 6 boys, the oldest two are twins. I have 3 daughters of my own and then a boy and girl that I raised from the time they were 3 & 5. My oldest daughter is of the alternative lifestyle, 39 this month, she and her partner have a son, 22 months old. My next daughter is 38 married with an almost 15 year old daughter. My son is 36 married and expecting in February. We don't know what it will be. He has a almost 13 year old son from a previous relationship. I had another "step" daughter who was 33 married with two children boy 10 and a girl 8. She passed away in March. The next daughter is mine, 32 married to a career military and 2 girls ages 8 & 3. My youngest is 30, married with 2 boys ages 11 & 8. His boys are, the twins 27, one has been married but is now divorced. The next one is married, 26 and has a son 17 months old...they live next door to us so you know that baby is rotten! :) The next one is 25 living with a lovely girl. The next son is 24, married and expecting also in February, another boy!! The youngest one lives with us. I can relate to all of you in one way or another. Just when you think they are "grown" and taking care of themselves you find that they aren't so "grown" after all. We have 10 grandchildren and that makes a whole nother chapter in the book. I would love to hear my any or all of you. Who knows, I think we have been thru it all. It seems my youngest daughter never has enough money to get thru the month...not every month but often enough and what can you do? My next to the youngest is pretty independent. She was even in the army for 4 years, but this is her husband's 2nd tour in Iraq and she is tired of being so far away from home so she is trying to get a job here. We are hoping it will be soon as she is a vet so maybe.....she only lives two hours from me right now but considering it all I guess its too far. So that means most likely she and the girls will be moving in with us for a while. :) I remember at one time we had one kid moving out as one was moving in. We have been married for 11 years and have only lived alone for maybe 6 months and that was not all that long ago. Well I guess I have gone on long enough. Looking forward to hearing from you.
on Nov. 9, 2007 at 12:57 AM