I met my son today – he went away to university in September and so far is loving it and I have coped with the whole moving away thing quite well, especially compared to some friends who have been red eyed and unable to even talk about their young person.
He was visiting a city near us competing in a sporting event. I had a sudden brainwave this morning and sent him a text to see if he was free at all to meet up for a cuppa - it was great to see him- unexpected and very brief but such a joy. If I say so myself he has grown into such a lovely young man – now I sound like my husband’s Granny - and as I watched him stride away after giving me a big hug – out of sight of his team mates of course but quite voluntarily - I realised just how much I miss him. Then it hit me like – I will have my daughter at home one more school year and then that will be it - a truly empty nest making me an ‘empty nester’ - and I know I do not want to be completely devastated as some of my friends have been and so I have decided I need to start planning now how I can not just survive the transition to the next stage in life's rich journey but embrace it … so here goes - welcome to my adventure!!