Empty nest sucks! I know when it started happening for me, I felt like my "job" was over. How was I supposed to go on when I didn't even know who I was without my kids. It makes the whole situation easier to swallow if we look at it from our kids point of view. We can be happy for them. Remember when you moved out of your parent's house? It was most likely a time of liberation and fun! Now your child gets that same exhilarating feeling! So if we're happy for our kid and
Every night I get up to go to the bathroom because of the copious amounts of water I drink. So, every night, I catch a glimpse of myself in the mirror. I used to look at myself and think about how messy my hair was, but it was kinda cute! That was until one night when I looked at myself and wondered what in the hell was wrong with my face! It looked like it was still scrunched up on the pillow! The wrinkles didn't disappear, and my face skin just seemed thick and wouldn'
The pain, sadness, and emptiness of a child leaving home are gut-wrenching. Empty nest. It sucks. I have had the weird experience of an empty nest while my kids were still at home. Well, only one has flown the nest so far, so I'm not even done with it yet! At least I now know what to expect when the other one decides it's time to leave. (Sad.) I started experiencing empty nest after they turned 18. It's the letting go of your "child" and allowing them to grow into the a
We just might have stumbled upon a great way to live. Sad or not. :) For the past 25 years, my children have been the center of my life. Not because they demanded it though. I have placed them there because they are my everything. We have spent so much time together - we even homeschooled them all through their school years. We are a very tight knit family.
On May 22nd, our first born, our son, moved out. I know. It’s time. I also know he will do great and is ready