Mom's Dealing with Empty Nest

Christine - posted on 03/13/2009 ( 5 moms have responded )

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Mothers dealing with their Children Leaving the Nest or about to leave the Nest.

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Kristie - posted on 04/03/2011

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I moved to WV from Ca five years ago with my three kids, their ages now are 20, 17, and 16, at different times my two oldest kids have each moves back to Ca once to live with their dad. After short stays they both came back to live with me, my 20 yr old daughter has been out of the house for a few years adn I'm dealing with that really well, well my 17 yrs old son has just told me he wants to moved back to Ca for good this time. I am totally and utterly devastated. I became a mom at a young age (I'm 39) and my kids are my entire life! We talk about everything going on at school and in thier lives everday we are very close. I had this sream or vision that my two kids left at home wold live with me while they went to college them move out but not far away..My son will leave when school get out in June and he will do his senior year in high school in Ca. I am already having thoughts like what will I do without him when the seasons change since he loves that, and what will I do whe it comes time to decorate the Christmas tree..His absolute favorite this in the world..I'm not sure what I'm going to do without him around everyday....

Kristie - posted on 04/03/2011

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I moved to WV from Ca five years ago with my three kids, their ages now are 20, 17, and 16, at different times my two oldest kids have each moves back to Ca once to live with their dad. After short stays they both came back to live with me, my 20 yr old daughter has been out of the house for a few years adn I'm dealing with that really well, well my 17 yrs old son has just told me he wants to moved back to Ca for good this time. I am totally and utterly devastated. I became a mom at a young age (I'm 39) and my kids are my entire life! We talk about everything going on at school and in thier lives everday we are very close. I had this sream or vision that my two kids left at home wold live with me while they went to college them move out but not far away..My son will leave when school get out in June and he will do his senior year in high school in Ca. I am already having thoughts like what will I do without him when the seasons change since he loves that, and what will I do whe it comes time to decorate the Christmas tree..His absolute favorite this in the world..I'm not sure what I'm going to do without him around everyday....

Jill - posted on 03/14/2009

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What a change!  My oldest just moved out a few months ago and I have one left at home.  I am still adjusting to not seeing my son each day and believe I am gonna have an extremely hard time when my daughter leaves.  Our lives have revolved around the kids activities so many years.  When the kids were smaller my husband and I used to joke around about all the freedom we would have after they grew up but WOW it happened way too fast and I am really not prepared to let go!

Kelly - posted on 03/13/2009

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Are they on Facebook? If they and friends post often, maybe you can at least feel like you are seeing what they have been up to, and can "chat" with them frequently. I'm not there yet, but I dread even the first one going to colleg in a year and a half. I am sure that it is like any new stage of their life (like when they first start driving), we dread it, and can't imagine how we will ever get used to it, but we do get used to it and even come to appreciate it after some time. Think of all the fun catching up when they are at home! Good luck.

Liz - posted on 03/13/2009

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CHRISTINE,VERY HARD WHEN KIDS LEAVE HOME,BUT WE STILL HAVE THREE YOUNG ONES AT HOME FOUR HAVE MOVED OUT SO FAR..



HOW ABOUT SO YOU DONT MISS THEM SO MUCH INVITING THEM AROUND ONCE A WEEK OR FORTNIGHT FOR A MEAL,GREAT WAY OF CATCHING UP ON THEIR NEWS AND ALSO U SHARING WITH THEM

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