Getting Anxious About My Empty Nest

Now that we have flipped the calendar page to August, I can no longer ignore the fact that my nest is about to be empty. I know it is a time to be happy for my son as he starts his next adventure. 

I know my husband and I will figure out how to fill our weekends now that we won’t be watching his football games or wrestling matches–at least until spring when we hopefully will be watching his college lacrosse games.

But right now I am anxious.

I am trying not to be sad.

I am relishing these last few weeks together.

I am cooking. I am baking. I am back-to-school shopping.

I am stealing more hugs than I usually get away with.

I know August 22 will be here before I know it.

Are you facing any big changes this fall?

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15 Responses to Getting Anxious About My Empty Nest

  1. MizFit says:

    I cant imagine. COME VISIT ME when it gets too quiet. xoxo

  2. bFIT4Lifer says:

    My youngest of 19 just moved out of the house to live in the church parsonage. He wanted to be closer to church and work. So home is a little more quieter and cleaner. Lol

  3. misszippy1 says:

    I am a long way off from that point (my oldest is 11), but honestly, I dread it. I can totally appreciate where you are coming from. I hope it all goes well for you, and him. And we are huge lax fans–how exciting that he will be playing in college!

  4. I'm right there with Miss Zippy… no advice, but, I already dread it. The spring will be so exciting with his games. {{{hugs}}} Sweet that you can still sneak hugs. My son is a much better hugger than my daughter, I relish them.

  5. I was sad saying goodbye to each of my boys, as his time came, but, honestly, very much ready for taking back the house. I love having an empty nest:) But it is interesting to think about redefining myself since for many years now I saw myself first and foremost as "mom."

  6. I'm a long ways from there, so right now "empty nest" sounds good LOL, but I'm sure I'll be sad when it happens. Hope the transition goes smoothly.

  7. cupcakekelly says:

    I am just starting to fill my nest, so I can't offer any advice. I hope you find something to do with your time and enjoy your son as an adult. (OMG I am crying thinking about this for my son).

  8. I'm a few years away from that (my boys are 8 and 10) but I imagine it will be such a bittersweet moment…I look forward to them growing up and becoming men (hard to even type that!) but I know it will be hard to let go. But of course they always come back….to do laundry, ha ha ha!

  9. afterthekidsleave says:

    Speaking from the other side (my children left in '03, '05 and '10), I can tell you it's tough initially but it will get better. You just need to give it time, allow yourself a few tears and keep yourself busy when they go. Children leaving home isn't the end; rather, it's the beginning of a new stage in their (and your) life. Good luck and I hope all goes well,
    Wendy

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