Hi Stacey! AW, don't get sad. I know it's a little hard seeing our babies grow up and leave the nest. But that's why God entrusted you with your children - to train and teach them to live on their own. I know you've done a great job.Thanks for popping in to see me.Be a sweetie,Shelia ;)
Does that mean we are getting older also?Letting our children spread their wings is probably harder than potty training.Enjoy the week...give the boys an extra hug just cause!
I bet it is a difficult yet exciting time with the college applications. Yep, before too long you will be an empty nester. I'm sure they will be home to visit plenty though.♥
Hi Stacey, Those forms are almost torture! we just went through that with our two sons. It is hard when they leave I will be honest i'm having a hard time adjusting to the babies leaving the nest. Everyone says I will find my groove and it will get easier.I'm sure it will. Traci
bwaaaaa...I still can't hardly talk about it, Stacey. Mine have been gone from home for a long time..and it still makes me a little sad 'cause I want them to be little bitty again. Is this why us Memaws love grands so much? Ya think? :)
Hey Stacey,I can relate...I have three sons and it was hard when two of them went off to college..one stayed here in OKC/ Norman...helped ease my pain..lol. Now two are graduated and back and my youngest starts his first "real job" this week...with the FAA academy...I'll be crying on Thursday as he pulls out of the driveway! Hang in there friend! Miss Bloomers/Sonia
Don't you just hate all that paperwork? It's like trying to get total strangers to see how great, smart, funny, wonderful etc. your kids are. Ugh!
It's hard being a Momma! But it's the best job in the world too :) Don't you love filling out the FAFSA?My oldest got married last year and my youngest is going to school nearby so he can still live at home. I hope he stays for a long while. Between school and work I hadly see him though.Have a great week!Tracy
I certainly remember this process well. You are right. It is both scary and exciting at the same time.
Not a fun time. I got a second job to pass the time so I wouldn't think about it so much. Ha But, I sure got used to being 'just the 2 of us' fast! Now I love the empty nest but I certainly enjoy the visits from the sons. Good luck on the adjustment.
Well as you know, I took my oldest off to college last month and it has been pretty rough on a mom (and dad). I do miss him, but love that he is doing well and having such a wonderful time!! I have been lucky so far....he still calls home everyday :-)He's coming home this weekend and then we are going up there the following weekend for a football game...so I get to see him quite a bit in the next 2 weeks....yay!!!!
We did the college application thing last year and it took a lot of time and $$$! Glad we don't have to do it again for a couple of years. My college student is coming home this weekend and I am really looking forward to the short visit!
It'll be hard I imagine. I just sent my oldest one off to college last month and I am savoring everyday with my 9th grader. I know she'll be gone all to soon.
It is hard for me to believe that I am on the other side of the life you are going through. I survived the years of applications, college days, bills, and leaving home for all of my daughters. So, when I read posts like yours today, I just can relate. I can feel the many emotions you are feeling. It is an interesting time of life, and I love when you share.
Oh, Stacey...you are not alone! My heart goes out to you...to both of us! This is such a stressful AND bittersweet time. All I've done for the past couple of weeks is sit in front of the computer and fill out applications, e-mail cross country coaches, etc! It's a grueling process, that's for sure! I'll say a prayer for you that everything works out as you'd hoped. Say one for me, too...I'm going to need it! :)
Hey there Stacey ~Hang in there Mom...it is really one of the hardest things...what really helped me was to look at how completely excited and thrilled my child was...but always remember...we are all there for you Stacey.Have a good week.Smiles ~ Ramona
You will be sad to see him go. Why do they have to grow up? But then again, as they get older it is so much fun to see the person they have become.
You'll enjoy this time! But once they move away...that's what's hard on me! Not getting to see my boys as often as I would like! BOOHOO!! But it's wonderful to see them succeed in life! Enjoy your Monday!
I am going to need to be put in a home when all my kids are gone!!! I am so attached to my youngest son I may just have to go away with him...lol!!! The only way I know to deal with it is to pretend it is not going to happen!!! Denial...denial...denial;)!!!The college process is such a pain...where is he thinking of going? I wish you good luck with the paperwork. Have a wonderful Monday!!!Enjoy!!!XOXOCathy
Ohhhhh how I can relate! Seth came in yeserday telling me how much he loved Ole' Miss when he was there over the weekend!!I said, um, Seth, that is out of state tuition!!!! Yikes!!!Have fun!! And no, we are not getting older! We refuse!Lou Cinda
We've been doing the same thing! The whole thing is so involved now.Manuela
Meeeee Toooo, Stacey! We'll just be there for each other... ;) Nancy
By the way, did I tell you how much I appreciate your friendship? Wait until you have to cook for only hubby and yourself. What a challenge. By the way, anytime you want me to send you a dog, let me know. Cynthia
The first college app and finances took a Philadelphia lawyer to figure them all out. By the sixth one they were doing them themselves. Times just takes care of everything I guess. Time will help get over the empty nest too.QMM
STACEY! I received your giveaway today! Woo Hoo! It's wonderful and thank you so much. I'm getting ready for a garage sale for this weekend, so I hope it'll be okay that I post about it next week? I've taken the pictures already. Thank you again so much.Be a sweetie,Shelia :)
Oh Stacy, LOL! That not like you! Look at the bright side, the homecomings will be wonderful you'll have a great reason to travel more.Hugs,Dawn
Hi Stacey! Mine went to a community college, so I didn't lose her until she got married...still so hard to have an empty nest! When grandchildren come along, it will fill back up with sleepovers at Grandma's house! :-) Good luck with those darn forms!...Debbie
Hi Stacey, another wonderful stage of your life is right around the corner.....keep looking for it.Barb ♥
Stacey, my last child at home is doing the same thing!! No wonder you are eating chocolate cake!!! AAAckkkk....it is scary and bittersweet, yet fun and exciting, too, right???? Laughed at your comments on the cookie recipe today!! you are a fun, crazy online friend!!! hugs!SuzanneHey maybe we should work it so both our youngest go to the same college...we could meet up and be IRL friends!! :-)
It's really not that bad...I thought that it would be sooooo bad...it wasn't! I loooove my girls sooooo much, but I think the Lord had prepared me for this time period in my life. Come by for a visit and look around.Blessings,Linda
I hope it all goes well Stacey. :)
I know how you are feeling. My last baby, my son graduates this year. What will I do without those football, basketball, baseball games and track meets? Debbie
Ah, bittersweet memories you are making dear one. All the joy of seeing your chicks move on to the next step in their lives. All the apprehension of an empty nest. I remember it well.Hugs,Sue
No, not really gone. Just not around as much! They'll still come home for mom's cooking.Brenda
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