Hugs for you sweetie. I know this is hard but make this year fun and memorable for you son. Get right in there and help him plan his big change. Remember he will be back during breaks and holidays.
Will his school be far away from home?
If you love being a Mom you may want to check into the Big Brother Big Sister program. Also there are places that are looking for families to take a special child for the week end. My friend does that and just loves it. You can arrange to get the same child to come and stay with you. The children are al ages.
Yes shed those tears, it is good for you to get them out.
Is there anything you wanted to do but never got round to? A hobby you wanted to start? Throw yourself into it and don't look back.
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Hi Momalways, First of all I truly understand what you are going through as I had a hard time with the empty nest syndrome. Although right now I have a 34 yr old son back with me which is company but he can be a real pain. If you like being around young children can you volunteer at a local school or nusery school? Most schools love to have volunteers. Also, do you have a library where they have a morning story hour for young children? Maybe you could read to them or start a group of your own. I know there are many places that would love to have you as a volunteer. If you start this year you will transition easier when your son does leave for college. How about other activities where you can join a group with women your own age, such as a book group or exercise class. There are also many classes that you could take. These are just a few ideas that may help you do get through a difficult time. Do you work? If not how about a part time job? I always think getting out of the house is a big help in fighting depressing feelings. Let us know how you are doing. We all have to let out children leave the nest and form new lives for themselves. Just think, someday you maybe busy with grandchildren! Take care.
I am gald you are going to make this a good year, kudos to you. I really enjoy my children and now that they are older I love to spend time with them but they are so busy.
We are here for you so please keep posting and if you get stuck, we will help you out.