The return of Sadness.... The Almost Empty Nest Syndrome
Saturday, August 20, 2011
Just got back from a whirlwind one day trip taking our son back to college. You would think that since he is now a Junior and us still having a daughter living at home, I would be over the Empty Nest Sadness that goes along with him leaving again. But I am not. I feel sadness. I feel lonely. I feel pathetic. I am so proud of him and am glad he is doing well with school, has a lot of friends and a goal, but how do you get over not being around a child after 18 years of taking care of them, loving them and doing anything for them? Its like asking me to turn a switch off or to stop breathing. Impossible. Dont get me wrong, I have my daughter that keeps me busy and on my toes, that I love just as much, a household to run, a full time job to go to and a business to help run. But why when a child leaves the nest is when I feel empty inside, not complete? I dont know how other moms get over it and are able to accept it.