Empty Nest is here. New day dawns.

Sunday, May 09, 2010

Yesterday my son left on the bus to start a new life many states a way. It will be close to where his father and step-family live, so he will have some support system.
God has been very kind to me by allowing me to meet a wonderful man. He has a heart of gold and believes in helping other people when he can. I truly hope he likes me as much as I like him!
If nothing else, it has been a blessing meeting him because it allows me to see possibilities of how my life may progress. I had for many years looked upon our home as our stability and imagined that I would live here forever. Now I am able to see my home as a wonderful stable place that served well as a place to raise my children and provide safe quiet harbor to others that needed it in times of life crisis.
I now realize that it would be ok to sell it and move on if the right partner came along. It may be butterfly dreams, but I can imagine him being that partner! We will have to see what path God puts before us. I am grateful beyond words for this insight!
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    i married at 18 and had a child one year later. That "baby" is now older than I am! And so is his younger sister. Since I was such a young Mom, my empty nest happened to me in my early 40s. That was hard. I'd always wanted to have kids around, which is why I had them so young, but I never counted on the other end of that deal: that I'd be done so early in life. So the Empty Nest Syndrome hit me unawares. I'm living proof that you can embrace this time in your life and be proud of a job well done. If your child is moving on with their life, and toward some exciting new venture, it's largely because of the great job you did in equipping them with tools and confidence. Happy Mother's Day! Go outside and look at the sky today in a new way. You are ready for your next adventure!

    3816 days ago
    Loved your blog... my only child moved to FL last Oct...and while I wanted to move there to be near them (only grandchild too), I also felt tied to my house... yesterday I had a major breakthrough... this is just a roof over my head where loved can happen anywhere - it's not the house that made the love happen - it's the people inside it :)

    I hope your dreams w/ the man in your life continue to expand and grow!
    3816 days ago
    Happy Mothers day
    3816 days ago
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