Facebook's sweet-and-sour post from a Florida mom becomes viral to sum up perfectly what it's like to have a house full of teens during the holidays. ;summer.
With a picture of her lanai covered with a pile of shoes leading to the front door, the mother of five shared the different emotions that parents experience when their children leave for the night. university.
"I came back the other day after a long afternoon of shopping and this is what my porch looked like," she began, entitled The 18th Summer. "These shoes mean that I have a full house of children … most of the teens.These shoes are a sure sign that it is summer and the school is These shoes mean that there is probably more food in my house.These shoes mean noise, chaos, laughter and music. "
She continued on her way home. stopping in front of her door and "felt a wave of sadness overwhelm her as she realized all these years together and how they"
"They say you only had 18 summers with your children," she added. "I'm at number 18 with mine." This achievement stirs my heart and makes me think of how 18 summers have passed so quickly. "
She concluded," I like to have these shoes everywhere in my porch, because that means my kids are at home, that means I know where they are and who they are with and that they are all safe.I am very aware that these shoes will not be here much too early.Too soon, these shoes will be scattered on different university campuses and they will take their first steps towards independence.And I know that all these shoes might not come home next summer while life will lead them into new adventures. "
The publication quickly became viral and the mother, who calls herself Heather Duckworth, told ABC News that she was happy that it resonated with d & # 39; other parents who were going through the same transition of Life
"It comes to my mind, but apparently many other moms feel like that," she said to Good Morning America . "… all is well and all that is part of life."
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