Empty Nesting (Instructions not included)

Our youngest child hasn’t even left home yet, but I am feeling the effects of the “Empty Nest” syndrome. I can’t speak for my husband, but for myself, I’m not sure I am looking forward to being in a childless home. We race through our busy lives, raising our children, and before you know it, the most important job you’ll ever have is over and your kids are off living their lives.

That’s the way it’s supposed to be, right? When you first bring that precious baby home, it feels like an eternity when they decide to stay awake all night for no good reason, the constant runny noses, fevers, and scraped knees. It seems like it’s never going to end, then it does. I’m proud that I got through this phase with my child and myself in one piece. My daughter is a happy, well rounded, thoughtful young woman. ( Job well done) Time really does fly by!

I’m not normally self-centered, but I keep thinking what am I going to do now? I am happy for my daughter who has her eyes wide open and wants to see the world, but I’m a little sad for myself. I joked the other day, I may join a motorcycle club or be a scrapbooker? So much indecision. I didn’t plan for this. With all the free time I will have on my hands, I think I’ll just continue to go about my life and see what happens. It’s true that life doesn’t come with instruction’s, which is good, because I probably wouldn’t read them anyway.

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