We have them for such a short time as you look back. It seems like the few years we have them fly by and then they are these people that are full grown and have minds and dispositions of their own. I love my children but I remember the day my first one left home at 18, 2 weeks after highschool graduation. He went into Marines and never moved back home again. After the service he relocated on the West Coast.................a long way from home.
I know how you feel and yes sad is a good word to describe it.
Hugs to youKitt
I'm sorry you are going through this, I don't have children, so I won't pretend that I understand, but I hope that you start to feel a little better soon and that things improve with you and your daughter. This must be hard for you, and I will keep you in my thoughts.
Hi there Machelle...
Bigs hugs for you..it will feel like you are missing your left arm for a while...felt very lost when my last one left home (my stepson)...I knew he was ready - didn't make it any easier at the time
But you know what, he has come home twice to live with us - he is 21 now and came home recently - it's kinda nice this time as he has come home as an adult - and this time we call him our flat mate lol...he shares costs and chores (mum gets out of doing dishes most nights now - yay)
Don't give up hope - sometimes they have to get away for a while to get perspective about things
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