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I'm crying as I write this and will be all day for a long time.

Thursday, August 22, 2013

my baby girl left for college today emoticon I am Happy for her but sad for me.
Southeast Missouri State University.

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GOODWITCH333 8/26/2013 7:58PM

    This spring, my last son graduated university and moved out. All three are gone and the nest is empty. Skype is the best tool ever!

This is also YOUR graduation. You have successfully raised an intelligent, independent, hard working, focused member of society. Good JOB!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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PCOH051610 8/26/2013 10:48AM

    I don't have children but my mom often talks about how hard it was on them when both my brother and I left to go to university. We actually went four years apart and both went to the mainland....I live on an island.

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RONNIEHUEY 8/23/2013 11:57AM

    Hugs! Know the feeling!

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SEASONS_CHANGE_ 8/22/2013 4:02PM

    Empty nest syndrome. Try to think of something that you enjoy that will fill up your time. This is totally normal behavior, so don't feel bad.

Sending some hugs across the miles.

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    emoticon I know the feeling. My son permanently moved 63-70 miles away to Olney on July 15. I had hoped he would find a job here. I keep busy but part of me is missing.

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TOSHARRI 8/22/2013 2:23PM

    I understand how you feel - my oldest daughter got married and moved to North Carolina (we're in Indiana) in January of this year. She's come home two times and we hope one more time this year. Because of her job she won't be able to come home for Thanksgiving or Christmas so that will be hard!

Thank goodness though for Skype! Its like having her here for short bursts of time...


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MARYANN2323 8/22/2013 1:59PM

    You'll get thru this. Life is constantly on the move and we can't do a thing to change that. Be proud of your baby girl, and you, for getting her to this point. emoticon

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JMO070163 8/22/2013 11:53AM

    Hugs to you hope you feel better soon hope you have a Blessed Day my friend emoticon

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JANET552 8/22/2013 10:07AM

    emoticon Hang in there!! It's a new chapter for you and for her.

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SHADOWGHOSTY 8/22/2013 9:32AM

    Big emoticon

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TWEETYKC00 8/22/2013 9:15AM

    I know it's hard, but you can handle it in time. Hugs.

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TARANITUP 8/22/2013 9:01AM

    Aww I'm sorry you are sad but she is doing a great thing for herself and her future :)

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BAKER1009 8/22/2013 9:00AM

    Aw, hang in there mom! I can't even imagine. My daughter will be a junior this year, and I just told her yesterday that I'm not liking it. I'm not liking her getting closer to graduation and going off to college! Though of course I want her to go to college!

Hang in there! Big hugs to ya!

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LAC936 8/22/2013 8:34AM

    I'm sorry for the separation anxiety ... but I've got to say I was afraid to click your blog thinking the worst. Hope you get through this and stay in contact daily by phone or skype.

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PYNETREE 8/22/2013 8:17AM

    Aah..I know the feeling! The biggest gifts we give our children are Roots and Wings.

My baby girl left for college a number of years ago, but your blog brought it all back. Be strong.

You raised her to be smart, strong, and now let her use those wings!

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EVIE4NOW 8/22/2013 7:27AM

  She will be home before you know it... laundry in hand.

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ROX525 8/22/2013 7:26AM

    I can relate.... That instant messenger was a big help when my daughter left for college a few years ago. 911 happened two weeks after she left and I just wanted to go pick her up even more. She was far enough away that I couldn't even drive to get her. Anyway, feeling your pride and your sadness.

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