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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.
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    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
    1734 days ago
  • PCOH051610
    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.
    1734 days ago
    Hugs! Know the feeling!
    1737 days ago
    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.
    1738 days ago
    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.
    1738 days ago

    Comment edited on: 8/22/2013 2:34:20 PM
    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...

    1738 days ago
  • MARYANN2323
    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
    1738 days ago
  • JMO070163
    Hugs to you hope you feel better soon hope you have a Blessed Day my friend emoticon
    1738 days ago
  • JANET552
    emoticon Hang in there!! It's a new chapter for you and for her.
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    1738 days ago
    I know it's hard, but you can handle it in time. Hugs.
    1738 days ago
    Aww I'm sorry you are sad but she is doing a great thing for herself and her future :)
    1738 days ago
  • BAKER1009
    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!
    1738 days ago
  • LAC936
    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.
    1738 days ago
    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 independant...so now let her use those wings!

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    1738 days ago
    She will be home before you know it... laundry in hand.
    1738 days ago
  • ROX525
    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.
    1738 days ago
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