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My Son He IS All Grown Up Now Poem

Updated on April 16, 2012

This poem is about my son Martin. This was inspired

when he turned 18 and moved out on his own.

I cried. Then this poem was born.

My Son He Is All Grown Up Now

My son he is all grown up now. Hes turned 18 moved out and moved on with his life. Paying for his own apartment and off to college. Could it be this time in her life has finally come. It seems like only yesterday that he was born. A small fragile wonderful boy. The time has flown by so fast. His birth seems so vivid in her mind. The wonderful pain of bringing him in to the world. The time has come now to let him go and go on with her life. To let him be his own man and control his own destiny. The day is here when he must face this world. A world she tried to protect him from , since he was born. She would always tell him ' Don't talk to strangers' ' Never get into a car with someone you don't know' She was there to protect him. She hoped she had done her best with him. Her best to teach him right from wrong and always watch your back son. This time has come now where she could no longer protect him any more, He was 18 now and a man . She could only pray for his everyday safety in this world. Would he be OK? Would he make it without her? Nobody knows the answer to those questions. You can only pray for your child and their life. You raise them and give them the tools to make it in life. The rest is up to them. They must use the tools to survive that you taught them. He must thrive in a world of the cruel and sometimes unknown. He is his own man now. He would go to college and work a full time job now. The same as everyone else does. They grow up so fast. One day there born the next there all grown up and moved out. She always dreaded this day. Did it have to come so soon? The day hes become a man. She will wait around for the phone to ring. Hope he visits at Holidays. Then watch the years pass by. She has become her mother now.

Good luck son. I love you By Rhonda G Waits 11/27/10

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    Rhonda Musch 6 years ago from The Emerald Coast

    Hi James thanks for the comment and I am honored that you stopped by. I am glad you enjoyed my poem.

    Have a nice day

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    James A Watkins 6 years ago from Chicago

    I love your poetic prose about your boy. Ain't it the truth how quickly they grow up and then can't wait to get out on their own?

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    Rhonda Musch 6 years ago from The Emerald Coast

    Thanks sis for your comment it means so much too me. Thanks for leaving two comments I am humbled.

    Love you

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    Lyn V. Weaver 6 years ago

    Hey, Sis very moving poem about Martin!!

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    Lyn V. Weaver 6 years ago

    Hey, Sis very moving poem about Martin!!

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    Rhonda Musch 6 years ago from The Emerald Coast

    Thanks PenMePretty for your beautiful comment. Yes they grow up way to soon. All we can do is know we did our best.

    Thanks for dropping by.

    Love you too.

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    PenMePretty 6 years ago from Franklin

    Our children are such a big part of us. We want to always keep them under our wing. But now, they are grown up enough to help us fly for a change. Excellent heart stuff.

    Love ya...

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    Rhonda Musch 6 years ago from The Emerald Coast

    Thanks Katie for your comment. Yes it is hard when they move out and you can not go with them. Your comment is always appreciated.

    Have a great day.

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    katiem2 6 years ago from I'm outta here

    Oh how bitter sweet, I tell my girls they can move out when their ready as long as I can move with them.... :) Katie

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    Rhonda Musch 6 years ago from The Emerald Coast

    Thanks KoffeeKlatch Gals for your beautiful comment. Yes they grow up so fast. I cried when he moved out. I got better when I wrote this poem for him. I know I am not alone in this. I pray our children will do just fine, on there own. Thanks for stopping by.

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    Susan Haze 6 years ago from Sunny Florida

    Rhonda, beautiful, they will always be our baby. It's so hard to let go. When mine turned 18 and went off to college I told them "You are still my baby but I know I brought you up to have good sense and make the right decisions. I guess I'll have to trust you will." I knew they would be ok but lordy I missed them.

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    Rhonda Musch 6 years ago from The Emerald Coast

    Thanks Amber Allen for your comment. It is true we do turn into our mothers. Thanks for stopping by my hubs.

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    Amber Allen 6 years ago

    Hi Rhonda

    It is all so true. We do turn into our mothers. Now I'm older I even see glimpses of her in my face when looking in the mirror.

    Amber:)

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    Rhonda Musch 6 years ago from The Emerald Coast

    Thanks naijainvestor for your comment. Yes this was very hard to write being I am the mother. Thanks for your beautiful words.

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    naijainvestor 6 years ago from Nigeria

    a very sweet hub, these are the feelings of every mother towards her children. great work.

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    Rhonda Musch 6 years ago from The Emerald Coast

    Thanks Truckstop Sally for your comment. I found it very inspirational. Thanks for stopping by my hubs. Yes I had my son over for both holidays. Very enjoyable.

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    Truckstop Sally 6 years ago

    I hope you enjoyed your son at Thanksgiving and/or Christmas. Children bring us such joy . . . and anxiety. We only want the best for them . . . but how can we . . . except to trust they will make the right choices/decisions (as we have guided them since birth . . . )

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    Rhonda Musch 6 years ago from The Emerald Coast

    Thanks June for your comment. We don't realize that they all grow up so soon. Thanks and yea my son is handsome. Have a great day and come back soon.

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    June More 6 years ago

    Rhonda what a handsome boy you have. I am all choked up just reading your hub. Beautiful.

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    Rhonda Musch 6 years ago from The Emerald Coast

    Thanks Edna for your comment. Yes only a mother knows the feeling of a child, when they grow up and move out and move on. Thanks for stopping by and reading my hub.

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    Edna Lynard 6 years ago

    great writing great words well spoken. Only a mother knows how you feel.

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    Rhonda Musch 6 years ago from The Emerald Coast

    Thank you ahorseback for your comment. They do grow up so fast. I hope my sons relationship with me grows as well. Thank you for your words of wisdom. Smile. Thank you for that. Merry Christmas.

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    ahorseback 6 years ago

    Rhonda , don'y worry , You must know that thier love only grows and yours too. The best part of me and my daughters relationship is now! , and shes 33 . They grow up but never grow away. Smile and stay well.

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    Rhonda Musch 6 years ago from The Emerald Coast

    Thank you Lyn for your comment. Yes this was hard to write. Sometimes it is hard when your child grows up. You always worry about them. Thanks for reading my hub.

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    Lyn Marshall 6 years ago

    Wow great writing. I am a mother I know this was hard to write. Thumbs up.

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    Rhonda Musch 6 years ago from The Emerald Coast

    Thank you Patty for your comment. You speak words of wisdom to me. I am grateful for your comment. Thanks for taking the time to stop by and read my hub.

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    Patty Inglish 6 years ago from USA. Member of Asgardia, the first space nation, since October 2016

    Two decades is really not very much time with all that keeps us busy, is it?

    The years slip by under our schedules and parents are saddened by the loss of their little ones into adults that they sometimes do not know.

    You invested much into your son and we hope you see the fruits of your energies in him. Developing a maturing relationship with one's child as he or she becomes an adult takes a lot of effort; and even then, parents wonder if their children will visit or call. I hope he does.

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    Rhonda Musch 6 years ago from The Emerald Coast

    Thank you for your beautiful comment. Yes it is truly difficult to let them go. They grow up so fast and then they are gone. Out on there on and all grown up. It is a journey that you undertake everyday. Thank you.

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    Rhonda Musch 6 years ago from The Emerald Coast

    Thank you for your beautiful comment. Yes it is truly difficult to let them go. They grow up so fast and then they are gone. Out on there on and all grown up. It is a journey that you undertake everyday. Thank you.

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    Rhonda Musch 6 years ago from The Emerald Coast

    Thank you for your beautiful comment. Yes it is truly difficult to let them go. They grow up so fast and then they are gone. Out on there on and all grown up. It is a journey that you undertake everyday. Thank you.

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    Rhonda Musch 6 years ago from The Emerald Coast

    Thank you for your beautiful comment. Yes it is truly difficult to let them go. They grow up so fast and then they are gone. Out on there on and all grown up. It is a journey that you undertake everyday. Thank you.

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    QudsiaP1 7 years ago

    This is indeed a beautiful hub, it must truly be difficult to let your son go but be proud of this much that you have given your son a good foundation.

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    Rhonda Musch 7 years ago from The Emerald Coast

    THANK YOU GAIL FOR YOUR COMMENT. THIS WAS A VERY EMOTIONAL POEM TO WRITE.

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    Gail Minor 7 years ago

    Thank you I cried as I read your poem. It was and is so beautiful.

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    Sheryl moon 7 years ago

    Wow thank you this was what I needed to hear.

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    Elizabeth Jernigan 7 years ago

    I loved your article. I am a mother and it touched my heart.

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    Rhonda Musch 7 years ago from The Emerald Coast

    Thank you LSpel for your comment it means so much to me. They grow up so fast.

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    Lydia McCarter 7 years ago from The Murder Mitten

    Rhonda this was a beautiful hub. It got me all choked up.

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    Rhonda Musch 7 years ago from The Emerald Coast

    Thanks Joy Dans for your comment. This is about my son. I am glad you enjoyed it.

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    Joy Dans 7 years ago

    You speak for all of us mothers. Thank you.

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    anonymous 7 years ago

    Great hub. You have a nice looking boy.

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    anonymous 7 years ago

    A wonderful hub.

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    MyMastiffPuppies 7 years ago

    Awesome hub, anyone who is a Mother truly understands and appreciates this I am sure. Our oldest son just moved away to college, he is 22. I was thankful for the first couple of years he spent going to a local community college. I know he was more than ready but it does not make it any easier. Voted up, awesome, and beautiful...

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    anonymous 7 years ago

    A beautiful article

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    Eric Musch 7 years ago

    Beautiful love you babe

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    Rhonda Musch 7 years ago from The Emerald Coast

    Thanks to everyone and their comments. This is about my son. It is hard when they move out and leave the nest. I hope this touches everyone that reads it.

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    Teresa Schultz 7 years ago from East London, in South Africa

    You hub makes me feel sad - I try not to think of my boys leaving home one day, but I guess it's always there in my mind and that's why I was drawn to your beautiful little story with its excellent title. My boys are almost 12 and 13 now, and I dread the thought of them leaving one day.

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    saddlerider1 7 years ago

    My son turns 17 in January to think when he turns 18 he to will be moving out, he has already shared that with me. He wants to be out on his own, so he shall be. I left home at 17 and never looked back, accept to come home for visits and mom's great meals. Oh well, a bird must leave the nest and fly.

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    KT Banks 7 years ago from Texas

    I'm right there with you. Except I have to do it 3 times. Our oldest son is grown, the second in college and the third a sophomore in high school. 2 1/2 yrs to go.

    Sometime I look at them and wonder, "Where did my babies go?"

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    rgwem@yahoo.com 7 years ago

    beautiful article i have kids i understand

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    Wayne Brown 7 years ago from Texas

    We can tell everyone but ourselves how to let go. Life is ironic. wb

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    kirutaye 7 years ago from London, UK

    Just beautiful. Thanks for sharing. :o))

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    Rosie Rose 7 years ago from Toronto, Canada

    Oh Rhonda, how beautiful! I have a son too, he is 24 now. Your son will just be all right.. just wait and see. You will always be his mom.. always.

    Have a nice day!

    Rosie

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    rgwem@yahoo.com 7 years ago

    beautiful