My kids span the ages... 5 to 18. The oldest started University this year, the youngest - kindergarten. They are all doing fabulous... but me... not so much.
I have raised my children much like a mother duck.... all my ducklings in a row... right by my side. Doing things - preferably - as a unit. So, I am having a rough go of it right now.
Joey has transitioned beautifully to the life of an independent college student. He seems like a pro at this. Holly - busy senior. She has a million clubs, activities, friends, and work. She is most happy when she is busy... and she is happily a very busy girl right now.
Our dinner table - now- often has an empty chair or two or three. I know I can't stop or reverse (oh how I would like to find a magic lamp right about now!!!) time, but I sure do miss that feeling of complete security and "wholeness" that only comes when my family is all in the same room.
Oh well - better get used to it all as things will be changing again shortly when Holly departs next fall.... WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!
****Heads up to everyone with a soon to be college student... preferred method of communication - texting! Yikes! I have had more texts in the last month than I have had in my entire time owning a handphone (cell)! ****
Side note... the music that I have added to my blog for now - is Indonesian Pop Music. Abby loves to listen to "her" music... I was delighted to find that the pop player had a few of her (i'm sure influenced by her mommy's love of Indo pop too!) favorites. Sadly - they did not have Rosa - another favorite... possibly the most favorite!