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Tammy - posted on 01/23/2009
Yah, just this fall my youngest left for college. I think that I am handling it ok so far. The hard part is, to see my son and grand daughter I have to drive an hour. And to see my daughter I have to drive 2 hours. We do talk alot on the phone. I try to stay busy with friends and family, but it's not the same. It does get lonely sometime's.
Dianne - posted on 01/23/2009
I'm not totally an empty nester, because I have my 88 year old mother living with us, thankfully she is in good health. But, as far as the children being out on their own, that has happened and I love having time with my wonderful husband of 33 years. My daughter lives in another city and we go and visit her often. Our son and his wife are expecting their first child in March so there are a lot of exciting things going on. My husband and I are getting to know each other in a new way and it is strengthening our relationship and that's how I am dealing with it, in fact I really enjoy it.
Mona - posted on 01/23/2009
I've been an empty nester for a long time. My daughter is 34 and living with her BF. You know, kids grow up and leave home part of life we can't hold on to them ... have to cut those apron strings... the main thing is to be supportive and not critical of the choices they make. We have to trust we raised them right. Sure, they will make mistakes, we did. When they do, be there so they have someone to talk to but I don't believe in bailing them out... they have to make their own way or they won't learn from their mistakes. If we are supportive and loving the adult relationships with our kids are a wonderful thing. :)
Marie - posted on 01/21/2009
yep that me a empty nest well one gone the oldest my girl Lisa, moved in with the boyfriend . Thankfully myself and the other half John had kept our relationship together and have a good relationship so we , when we got used to the fact that at 23 our baby was a beautiful young independent woman with a life of her own which we had a hand in her becoming this woman and took pride in that fact we got used to in in fact we saw more of her. Now with the times we live in the recession and all she had moved back home with her boyfriend and dog so they can buy there own house this in it's self brings it own troubles now we have to get used to being full nesters again!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Donna - posted on 01/21/2009
Empty nest!!!!!!!!!!!!! At First after a life time of children the first at 15 I was scared to have no kids around, we fostered the first few years as the kids started to leave. WE are now into our 3rd year no kids, and loving it. I don't have to think about anyone but us my husband Ed and I, we can go out when we please, eat when we please and even work when we please. I love it. I now have grandchildren and love them to bits but am glad they have parents. Enjoy the change..............
Lynne - posted on 01/21/2009
I am saying "Goodbye" to one who is finishing college and going on to a job far away from home. He is also engaged and would much rather be with his fiancee than with us.
My biggest sadness is his constant disputing what we say, and not wanting to help us, and often pointing out and poking holes in what we believe--at least in his eyes.
Cathy - posted on 01/21/2009
I have been an Empty Nester for 5 years now. It's gotten alot easier with time. In the beginning, I had a real hard time! You just have to rediscover God's purpose for your life outside your kids and go in His direction. In this 5 year span, I have been blessed with 3 grand daughters, the greatest joys of my life. Now I can honestly say I enjoy and am at peace with my quiet time, but nothing gets me more excited when I get time with my children and grand children!!!