I remember when my kids were still at home with me, and I kept telling all my friends I can’t wait for them to be gone. I am not going to have any of that empty nest syndrome. I won’t miss them at all. I have such a full life; my work, my friends and tons of activities. But to my surprise now that they are both gone out of the house, I find myself missing them both dearly. Strangely, when I’m walking down the street and I see a little baby, I want to grab it and take it home with me. Obviously I don’t do that! I’m now 45 years old and asking myself; am I too old to have another one? Sometimes I am serious in considering this.
Although I do have a very full life, I now finally get this “empty nest thing” even though I never thought it would happen to me.
Here I am……. waiting anxiously for my next call from the kids. I feel like an addict waiting for my next fix.
by Deb Gillespie