…lled a time when their spouses were still alive and their children were younger and living at home. As a busy young mom and working professional who frequently fantasizes about the faraway, imagined pleasures of retirement, I quickly responded, “But weren’t those the most stressful times of your lives?” Yes of course, they all agreed. But there was no doubt that those days were also the happiest.
Its the “higher purpose” that drives you. You push through ALL obstacles for your family. Your children need you to be strong and resilient and so you are! Once they don’t need that any more you return to whatever that baseline was before…weak and unsure of direction perhaps, but you no longer have that higher purpose to drive you and INSULATE you from all the negative crap life throws at you.