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Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Having that Empty Nest crap again. Heard a song on the radio today - can't remember much ab0ut it except the words, "You're already halfway gone." My son is still living at home - I guess - but like the song says.....

Having trouble caring about much. I know - & I mean REALLY KNOW & UNDERSTAND that he needs to grow up & fly away, but things are happening so darn fast now. And suddenly. It's like a Slap. And I'm realizing that I had somewhat of a friend in him. We didn't talk about anything & everything, but it seemed like we understood each other & shared alot of the same sense of humor. I'll miss that SO BAD. I'm dying here ok.
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    Wow - got new comments on this blog today - & so much has happened since then, I forgot I wrote it! Guess that's what blogging is FOR - or journaling - whatever. Partly, anyway. So you can go back later & see where you were & what you were feeling etc.

    Now, 8 months later, my son is still here, although our relationship alot more "sparse", but my little Daddy is not. (here anymore) Strange how the people in our lives come & go.
    3715 days ago
  • SAL1512
    Our oldest boy is in Florida with his family. That is about 2,000 miles from here! Every time we go down there we stay a little longer. It is even harder now because of the grand baby. My husband just got back from spending 3 weeks down there. I got a lot of projects done while he was gone, but now I am ready to spend some time with our son's family. They arrive here September 1st! Can hardly wait. I too miss my son's sense of humor!
    3716 days ago
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    This kind of sounds like young love to me emoticon . He is very young. Maybe, let him have a go at it; and, I have a funny feeling, he'll be knocking on mom's door very soon. He'll realize that it's not so easy out in the big, bad world.

    Girls can turn guys bonkers sometimes. HANG IN THERE!
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    3970 days ago
    The transition is a hard one for sure. Looking at it from his perspective is very helpful, he is growing and learning and has the opportunity now to make his own mistakes and learn from the life lessons that are coming. For you, the interesting part will be exploring things you have always wanted to do, but not because you might have had obligations that took priority. So take some time for you now and enjoy this moment in time. emoticon
    3970 days ago
  • NHGRL68
    Best wishes dealing with this hard transition in life. Now it's going to be YOUR time. Your time to find things that make you happy and that you enjoy doing. You will have more time to focus on you and your DH and the things that YOU want to do. And your son will always be in your life, no matter where he is living. emoticon
    3971 days ago
    Oh Jenn, I know how you feel. My son left home a couple of months ago but came back again after a month. He is now buying his own flat and will probably move out within the next week. He is a really good friend as well as a son and we do talk about everything and anything. I'm going to miss him so much but he won't be far away and I know he will come back a lot. Your son will always need you - that bond you have with each other will never be broken, not by any girlfriend or move away. I shall be joining you in missing the everyday chats and jokes, etc, though. We'll have to prop each other up!


    3971 days ago
    You are lucky to have him right now ,
    for as long as you do have him(enjoy it!!!)'
    and you are lucky to have had such a wonderful relationship with your son.
    One of my best friends lost her only child, a son, at 12.
    Take care of yourself.
    3971 days ago
    No - proms & graduation are behind us now - he turned 18 in June - & the girl showed up last month.
    3971 days ago
    Try not to dwell on the past and be sad and look towards today and tomorrow that you have left. Proms, dances, games etc. He is still a friend with you and needs you. Happy autumn days. Enjoy a walk with the leaves falling.
    3971 days ago
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