Empty Nest. ..18 and 25 y/o

Karen - posted on 07/08/2016 ( 2 moms have responded )

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Hi.. my son and his fiancé just landed jobs 2 states away..7 hour drive and left in May. My 18 year old daughter just graduated from high school and will be leaving for boot camp in 9 days...joined the US Navy. My husband and I will be without kids at home for first time in 25 years. I cried so much when my son left a few months ago...now my daughter in 9 days...and so young. We met with Navy at a parent orientation, etc but u am still so anxious about her out there. I feel sad already and she's not gone yet... I think I'm just building myself up in the wrong direction, instead should focus on all the good stuff coming down the pike.. I just miss having them nearby I guess. I don't want to bring them down on their awesome adult decisions.. I think they are amazing people. What do other moms do when their eaglettes are now fledgling? Just wait out the sadness and it gets better?

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♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 07/08/2016

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I was excited for my kids to grow up and move forward. I guess I'm abnormal or something, because everyone else seems to go into this blue fit.

You were working towards this goal for the last 25 years. You've achieved it. Celebrate it! Find hobbies, and move forward.

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Karen - posted on 07/08/2016

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Thanks..yes i am excited and just a big worrier I guess. Thanks for your quick response. No one near by me to talk about it who can relate. I appreciate this Web site. Cheers.

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