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Getting close to being time for my last child to move on to college. Im beginning to feel sad and alone already. How do?did you deal with becoming an empty nester? I WAS BORN TO BE A MOM, NOW i AN GOING TO BE SO LONELY.




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      Yana Berlin wrote Mar 18, 2010
    • Just think of this:

      If you do a good job as a parent they will leave.

      I know it’s sad, but that’s the reality. That doesn’t mean that once they leave for college it’s all over, it just means that they are now old enough to do it on their own, they will still need their mommy, believe me, they always come back for a good home cooking and a big hug.

      Hang in there girlfriend.




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      Denise Richardson wrote Mar 19, 2010
    • I totally know how you feel, when my oldest daughter told me she was moving out because she had found her 1st apartment I was in shock, and didn’t want her to go I cried like a baby, she is my best friend. But I knew I had to let her spread her wings and fly on her own, it was heart breaking for me but, I thought about all that I taught her and instilled in her and knew she’d be ok because God is with her and she is doing just fine that was over 10 years ago, be strong it will get better with each new day just think on how wonderful it is to have a kid to go to college to better themselves and in knowing you did an awesome job raising them.




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      Tuliplady wrote Mar 19, 2010
    • You were born for many many things as well as being a mom.  Go have some adventures!




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      Angelcart wrote Mar 19, 2010
    • I felt sad when my son left as well but I got over it real fast.  It actually surprised me! happy  Now that my son and hubby’s daughter are out we take more road trips than ever before.  In May we are taking a two week bike trip to Utah.  We can’t wait!!estatic




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      Vikki Hall wrote Mar 19, 2010
    • I too was sad when my girls moved out to do their thing. But I did take comfort in the fact that they could do it.
      And as it’s already been said they will still need you. You will ALWAYS be their mom and they will need mothering.
      It’s just now time to find out who you are as a woman too!




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      Paris Mano wrote Mar 19, 2010
    • Well said by each of these FAB40 ladies.
      Enjoy your time now and do something you have always wanted to do.heart




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      Barbara1220 wrote Aug 22, 2010
    • I hope you are doing better.  I too am an empty nester.  If you were born to be a mom, then find someone who needs a mom. There are so many people out there who are alone and need your advice, knowledge and understanding.

      Start at the local hospital.  Volunteer to rock the newborns in the in the nursury or support a mother who is caring for other children than the sick one.  Also, my hospital has a support group for first time Moms where they are connected with volunteers they can call or have come to there home and help them the first few weeks after birth.  You wouldnt believe the number of young scared moms who go home without help.

      Help at after school programs at the school or volunteer to teach kids to read, or help with home work.  The boys and girls clubs of AMercian are desperate for helpers.

      Become a girl scout leader. You could really help save the life of a girl who maybe doesnt have good role model.  

      KEEP BEING A MOTHER!! This is your calling...  Someone is hoping for a person like you to come into their life!! FIND SOMEONE NEW TO MOTHER.
      Barbara
      www.LivingWithoutReservations.com




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