My baby girl (21) is leaving home and I am devastated.

Natalie - posted on 12/22/2012 ( 2 moms have responded )

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I am a single mum, - well feel like not a mum of any kind now. My youngest daughter, with whom I had the best and closest relationship, is leaving home.
So that is the end of the line.
First, my husband, then my older daughter, now my younger one.
And that leaves me, alone in a big house, feeling so sad, so very very sad. I dont know, cant even imagine how I will cope.
Its a cruel life. You start out, (at least with me) with no particular maternal feelings at all. Then you have your first, and your are so transformed, its incredible. So, from that day on, everything they do affects you. You seem to forget the life you once had, as just you.

So now, I am waiting for that dreaded time for her to go. And I am breaking into pieces. She says that I should not be so selfish and be happy for her. I am, in a different way. But she has

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Mandy - posted on 06/24/2013

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I still have my daughter with me for one more year before she leaves for uni. I am already dreading it. Although we are proud and happy they are making their way in life,there is a grieving for all that was. You have had a lot of loss to cope with andof course you are very sad. But this too shall pass x

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