"Empty Nest...and I hate it!"

Traci - posted on 08/14/2009 ( 8 moms have responded )

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My name is Traci Munsey. I have 4 kids. Melissa (she'll be "30" in Oct.), Amber (she'll be "27" in Oct.), Ross (he's 23, and getting married Sept.19th-this year...the rest of them are already married), and then there's my "baby"...even though he's a soldier, his name is Scott (and he just turned "22" again being away from home). I have alot of illnesses, the main one is Antiphospholipid Antibody Syndrome..it's basically Lupus with a blood clotting disorder. So, my now ex-husband told me he didn't want to be married to anyone that was "sick" anymore, he deserved a normal life...and my son went away to the Army..so here I am...and it's just quiet. I'm sorry, I probably never should of written any of this.

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Glenda L - posted on 07/20/2014

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https://www.eventbrite.com/e/empty-nest-moms-3-keys-thriving-in-the-midst-of-change-tickets-11961789033 you are invited to be heard and supported at a Teleclass I too am an empty next mom. I want to welcome you to the possibility of a wonderful life despite what's going in with your life. It was meant for you to write this. Blessings to you. Click on link for details. All empty nest moms are invited

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Oh Traci, don't say you should have never written any of this...cause the Lord let me read it and my heart goes out to you...I can not make it better or take away your illness but I can and will pray for you and your children....I am disabled with a bad back and neck and I have gone thru the empty nest and I am still gong thru it on some days...I am the oldest of 7 and my sons are 33 and 32 with families of there own that I do not get to see alot of by their choice...text any time I will listen...God Bless you

Vivian - posted on 08/17/2009

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Wow another great guy....I too have grown children and I know the empty nest all to well....I too am disabled and though we are seperated my husband was there when I was truly in need he decided to mess up after ...keep the faith and know that there are friends here who are there for you day or night....

Hannetjie - posted on 08/17/2009

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Shame I'm sorry to hear. My son is 28, married and living in NZ. They had a beautiful baby girl in June. My daughter is 25, on the cruisse ships doing massage. My husband and I'm at home alone. it feels terrible, I miss my children. I guess a person has to let go and find something in your life to do, so that you have something meaningful to live for.

Robin - posted on 08/16/2009

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WOW he a jerk. We are here for you! I ll pray for you. Do you have any hobbies you like, to help pass the time.Never applogies you are a normal lady with fellings. Ex is not! They are selfish and only thing of them selfs! My mom's 2nd husband left her when she got cancer. Ihope this helped yoppu.

BRINDA LEE - posted on 08/16/2009

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KEEP THE FAITH! I AM DISABLED DUE TO A WORK ACCIDENT 12-5-05 AND MY HUSBAND OF 31 YRS IS AN ANGEL! THERE ARE LOTS OF MEN THAT WILL BE THERE 4 U .... BY THE WAY, ASK YOUR EX WHAT IS A NORMAL LIFE THESE DAYS?

Traci - posted on 08/16/2009

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Hi Treva, thank you so much for responding, and I'm so glad you have a wonderful man now. Unfortunately when I married him, he took me away to where HE grew up, and I've only been able to make it half-way back...therefore the distance between my kids is lengthy, let alone any friends that could come help me, and I'm funny about asking for help anyway...I was "always" the one that loved helping other people, I have a very hard time excepting help from anyone....plus there's not really anyone around. Thanks again though, for your heartfelt comment, and the time it took for you to write back to me. I wish you well.

Treva - posted on 08/16/2009

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Wow, what a guy!!! I feel for you. My first husband was a jerk as well. I don't have major illnesses but my current husband is very helpful and supportive. I was a single mom of my two sons for 13 years. They are now on their own but I keep in touch often. You are better off without a husband like that. It is hard at first but it's incredible how strong we women can be when we have to. And please, don't ever apologize for how you feel. You did nothing wrong. If you need physical help, there's got to be people or organizations in your area that will help. Also, women that are true friends would be happy to help. For me, it would be hard to ask but I'd be there for my friends if they needed me. Take care and hang in there. Emotionally, it will get easier.

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