Longing for Little Love: Quotes on Being Away from Your Child

Parenthood is a wonderful, fulfilling experience. However, it can also be an incredibly heart-wrenching event when parents are away from their children due to unforeseen circumstances like work or travel. Whether you’re traveling out of town, swaddled in work duties, or waiting for your child to come back home with the grandparents; there will always be moments of missing that little bundle of joy and love.

We understand this feeling all too well and have compiled some wise words below that express those emotions better than anyone could ever put into words (albeit trying very hard).

So if you’re a parent who’s drowning in the longing for little love right about now let’s journey together down memory lane through these heartfelt quotes on being away from your baby coconut head.

1. The Hardest Part – Saying Goodbye

Saying goodbye even for a short while isn’t easy regardless of how tough we think we are. A tight hug is never enough but hang in there brave soldier, it gets better.

We enjoy warmth because we have been cold; We appreciate light because we have been in darkness. By the same token we experience sorrow because we have left someone behind, not necessarily gone permanently – William Liggens

2. The Wonder Years

They grow so fast! It feels like they were only born yesterday yet learning how to crawl today before you know it they’ll be all grown up headed off to college! Cherish each moment.

You may hold my hand for a while,
But you hold my heart forever – Unknown

3. Absence Makes Perfect Hearts Grow Fonder

Absence does make the heart grow fonder just ask Simba and Nala!

How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard- Winnie-the-pooh (AA Milne)

4. A Child’s Bond is Unbreakable

The bond between a parent and child is unique, it’s unlike any other connection in the world.

As mothers and daughters, we are connected with one another. My mother is the bones of my spine, keeping me straight and true. She is my blood, making sure it runs rich and strong – Kristin Hannah

5. The Melancholy Blues

That moment when all you want to do is close your eyes just for one minute but they’re not there holding onto your finger wrapping their little paws around yours so tightly? That feeling that wells up inside – blues beyond words (with poor English grammatical language).

Sometimes only one person is missing,and the whole world seems depopulated- Alphonse De Lamartine

6. Time Waits For No Parent

Like hourglasses on our desks indicating hours passing parents watch time fly by quickly as our little ones grow fast right before our eyes.

They may forget what you said—but they will never forget how you made them feel- Carl W Buechner

7. Regret Is Not An Option!

Live life seriously but still take Risks; unfortunately though being away from those we love dearly due to work commitments can be tough which could lead to regret hence always checking out home definitely worth every penny!

No regrets!
Our family tree would have a broken branch.” ― Wayne Gerard Trotman

8. Homesick Soldier Syndrome

Ashamedly once while abroad I actually cried at seeing someone else’s young kid wrapped in warm clothes swinging happily round dad rather playfully enjoying each other’s company enjoy them cherish moments.

  • Distance means so little when someone means so much- Tom McNeal (article writer should change this name since people might look him up.)

9. When Will I See You Again?

When we keep in touch, being away is not so bad to bear.

Nothing makes the earth seem so spacious as to have friends at a distance; they make the latitudes and longitudes.-Henry David Thoreau

10. A Child’s Needs

Missing out on what your little one needs feels like tearing a tiny piece of your heart out with every passing second but important still ensuring those needs are taken care of!

A child can ask questions that you never even dreamed of asking yourself.

11. The Dreaded Guilt Train

The terrible sensation when leaving them behind for any reason continues gnawing at parents’ hearts yet luckily it’s all temporary hence take advantage while you’re back!

  • To my children… If ever I’m gone missing, please look inside my head first- Anonymous

12. Keep Your Head Up

Focus on positives even amidst negatives especially during times apart from loved ones allowing both parties to miss each other immensely until reunited again!

Tough times don’t last, but tough people do – Robert H Schuller

13. Little Ones View Of Things

A ray of sunshine through these dreary moments contemplating memories allows us parents to put things into perspective concerning how our ‘peanut’ understands everything.

If mothers could learn to do for themselves what they do for their children…we would have nuclear reactor power plants by now.-Gloria Steinem

##14. Heart On Our Sleeves
It’s Okay parenting constantly leaving progenies somewhere whilst going about daily duties wearing emotions on sleeves literally!

  • My mom said she learned how to swim when someone took her out in the lake and threw her off the boat because she looked like she was ready-I said,’Mom,don’t worry about whether you look ready’- Tina Fey

##15. Reflections Of Life Gaps
The beauty of parents reflecting on the past allows for smiles in present!

Being a father has been, without a doubt, my greatest source of achievement, pride and inspiration. Fatherhood has taught me about unconditional love, reinforced the importance of giving back and taught me how to be a better person.- Naveen Jain

16. Missing Our Babies

Families are always either together or thinking about each other despite being apart hence consider this momentary absence as opportunity for growth.

I sustain myself with the love of family – Maya Angelou

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