Tuesday, 10 April 2012

Empty Nest.

I am feeling a little lost, my daughter left home on Sunday. Can't believe just how odd it seems without her, I now know what they mean by "Empty Nest"  Pathetic I know, but I keep going into her room, it is so empty!!! We both had a cry when we parted and I had a good weep driving home. As a Mother, we all face the many and different milestones in a child's life. First day at nursery, primary school, "big school" all the pressures of exams etc etc. The moment they leave home is a tough one and I miss her so much. I feel that I am at a crossroads now, the next stage of my life......Help, what do I do with it??

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I hope you all had a fabulous Easter.



  1. Oh dear - big hugs to you. I dread the day my children leave home. Although until it actually happens I guess I can't imagine what it actually feels like. I wrote a similar post when my children were away on various holidays and 1 comment cheered me up and made me smile "empty nest = new craft room!!
    Take care. Lorraine x

  2. Hello....ohhhh I have such enormous empathy. What a little outpouring of mother love and you shouldn't feel it's 'pathetic'. It is a milestone and of course will make you wonder: what next? I'm sure it will start to feel more normal. The number of times I tell myself that I need a break from my kids, only to then fast-forward ten years and realise I will in the same exact position as you. I will soooo be in their rooms. Especially hers. Sometimes even now, when she is at school, I have a little lie down in there (*blush* confessions!). I might need a business style consultant; maybe I could come to you for that??! Lou xx

  3. I know how you feel with both of mine having left if only temporary for Uni. It feels worse when you see the tidy, empty bedrooms. I found that I tried to keep myself busy when they first left and we try to plan to go somewhere nice during the weekend.There have been advantages too less washing and ironing to do more quality time with my OH.
    Take care. Sarah

  4. Hello~~ as a mother who's three little chicks have flown, yes things will be different, but you will always be her Mum, and time spent together is even more special.
    Thea x

  5. This made me cry, I cannot even imagine my daughter leaving home, I will be absolutely hopeless!

    Just tonight during tea, I said to my son how strange it will be when she goes off to Uni....she's only 11 now but I could already feel a lump in my throat!!

    You're not pathetic at all and I'm sure you know that....what kind of mother would you be if you didn't cry :) I am sure lovely things lie in wait for you XX

  6. I know just how you feel, something is missing! even now when they come and visit and then go home the house seems so quite, but you will get used to it and start to found time for yourself and plan and do different things! When your daughter comes home to visit you will have so much to say to her and those times will be very special.
    Have a great week.