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What input can I get from those that your kids have left the nest?
I am starting to feel lonely, I have one that left and another leaving next year and I will be left with my 12 yr old son and husband...what is your input



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      Goingon21 wrote Sep 19, 2008
    • I have been struggling  with empty nest for a good while. I raised 3steps ages 38 32 31, And 2 of my own ages 21 24. Everyone left home at 18. It didnt stop the emergenceys of life from cropping mom no food after bills, mom no money for college texts books. You have to start a war on yourself of not laying down to die. You also have to force your husband along. My husband falls into habits as well as i. I call it we are doing the bucket list. We took motorcycle course together. He passed I popped the clutch flew over handle bars and ran over myself. It didnt hurt as much as i thought but i decided to ride on back. WE RIDE 2HOURS and nap for three but its the start of growing together. Our two youngest kids were visiting all the time in the begining and they were forcing themselves to visit. I finally said to them whats up. They were worried about us alone. I told em go have a life we are falling in love again and making a new one. They stopped popping to check on us without calling or knocking after they caught us naked and giggling.  We ARE JUST GOING ON 21 our bodys just dont know it   HAVE FUN, My dads best lecture ever and one i remind him of all the time is life is play. It a comedy or a tragedy you choose...



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      Sally Nunez wrote Sep 19, 2008
    • wow how funny and very good advice.... you do tend to loose yourself in the kids lives and at times loose “us” as a couple... so it would be a great time to re-connect...
      thanks soo much!



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      Sandy Glover wrote Sep 19, 2008
    • Lord,I wish my nest were emply...they keep coming back to roost!  I was never single in my entire adult life until 2 years age, my husband had passed away, and the youngest had gotten married and moved away .  I LOVED IT! I didn’t have to cook for anyone, clean when I wanted to, heck I could walk around necked if I wanted to (not that I did) I worked to grow the business at all hours without disturbing anyone. Then, things turned ugly for my youngest daughter, and granddaughter, when her husband started showing a really violent temper.  She called one evening and ask if she and my granddaughter could move back home.  Naturally I said yes!  Oh I miss the peace and quiet, not to mention my freedom, but each morning I wake up to that tiny smile (Emilie just turned 2)and “Dora”
      and my daughters fairly descent coffee (she is learning).
      Maybe my nest will be empty once again, but in the mean time, I am trying to make the best of a “chick returning”  

      Sandy Glover
      President Gold Shield Legal Investigation, INc.
      Confadate
      FALI,NALI,NCISS,FAPI



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      Sheena wrote Sep 19, 2008
    • My eldest is leaving tomorrow to go to university(in 15 hours actually)... I’ve been banned from going up to London with them - my husband and daughter are taking her - because I keep crying!  Daft really because she’s a great girl, intelligent and articulate and she will do really well in the grown up world...

      Doubly daft, because I’m really looking forwward to spending time with my younger but also to having more time to work on my business (my new baby, although its two years old)...

      I can see the positives for everyone but that doesn’t stop me missing her actual presence!

      Sheena



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