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Summer is upon us now and that means vacations for some, maybe home repair, relaxing by a pool or keeping up with the daily grind.  Our son quit his construction job last week and has informed us that he will be spending half of the summer with his grandparents (my parents) at our summer place in NY state. Hopefully when he gets back, he is looking into a trade school.

He spent every summer with them wherever they lived (they lived in NY and retired in North Carolina) and enjoyed every minute of it.  He is our only son, so therefore we would always keep him extra busy in the summer because his friends would be away and he would get lonely at times.  My parents were always patient with him and what we were not able to give to him in any way, they made up for it.

Funny thing is whenever he leaves, I still get that pang of loneliness and feel like a little piece of my heart is missing and he is 23 years old.  I guess as women we feel that way about everything we care about, so it is normal.

Hub and I know that day will come when he gives us the sign he is ready to move on and make a life for himself, but it is just so hard when he is the only son you have.

He is packing his things right now and soon will be off, so of course, my tears are flowing, but I don’t want him to see this.  I want him to enjoy his time with his grandparents and know his dad and I are always here no matter what.

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      Vikki Hall wrote Jun 21, 2011
    • Mary I am sad that you are sad! However I AM looking forwards to the day when mine move out for good!

      I have raised them, taught them, loved them, spoiled them, encouraged them, etc so NOW it’s time to take all that they have been taught and unleash it on the world. Hopefully in a positive way!

      They know that I am always here to catch them......



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      Cathie Beck wrote Jun 21, 2011
    • Marya, I have no idea of what it’s like to have only one child. I can only imagine that not having several to keep me busy in so many directions all the time, it may leave me feeling a loss when an only child outgrew need of me. I think when we raise more than one we’ll reach the point of happy dancing when our grown children leave home to embark on their life adventures. And it’s amazing to be in the front row seats to see what our children are going after for themselves. ;oD  

      Cathie



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      Mzd3 wrote Jun 21, 2011
    • Mary, I  totaly feel for you. My son is 19 and quit college for now, and only working PT. Im going to the lake next week with hubby and will worry about my son the whole time. I wish he would go with us, but hubby wants it to be just the 2 of us. I always feel lonely when he is away, and it is hard... I wish we all loved closer so we could be there for each other in times like these.



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      Marya1961 wrote Jun 21, 2011
    • Thanks girls!!..thank God I can count on you all for uplifting words...but just think if he decides to go to culinary school, he and I can swap recipes.estaticestatic

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      Frannie1964 wrote Jun 21, 2011
    • I don’t have any children so not sure what it feels like when they go away. But here’s some (((Hugz))) for you Mary.



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      Mzd3 wrote Jun 21, 2011
    • My son is a bit interested in culinary school too Mary :)



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      Anne E wrote Jun 21, 2011
    • Mary,
      I hear you!  I am not looking forward to my daughter moving away in a few years (she wants to live in New York City).

      Hang in there! And have a great time with your hubby!



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      Linda L wrote Jun 22, 2011
    • I understand your feelings.  I have only one daughter and currently she lives at home because college is nearby.  But someday, I too will have to face her moving away and it’s going to be so sad and I will be alone...

      Enjoy your time with your hubby.  Your son will be back soon.



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