The best thing I’ve ever done with my life is to be a wife and mother to our two boys. All the pretty pictures pass through my mind…the breastfeeding, crawling, walking, first day of school…. Then BOOM! Our oldest is walking up to the podium to give his valedictorian speech. AND BAM! Our youngest is “graduating” from 8th grade.
"M" (oldest) wanted to move out right after graduation. Lucky for me he is only 17 so I told him I would not allow him to leave until he was 18…pretty tricky huh? He will be 18 in September and I don’t know what he’ll be doing then. Truth be told I’m afraid to ask him. So instead I’ve been preparing myself for the time (whenever) he’ll be leaving home. Giving myself pep talks of how he’ll be ok, I’ll be ok, everything is ok.
"C" (14) will be a freshman and starting drivers training this fall. Just in time for us to do this high school thing all over again. I don’t know if my emotional state can handle another kid out on that road alone. If you haven’t experienced it yet, let me just tell you – your stomach will fall out of your butt each time your kid pulls out of the driveway.
Changes come and go whether we like them or not. Starting this blog is a way for me to cope with the empty nest that I DO NOT want to think about. I’m thinking if I can just focus my energy on other things I will find the woman I used to be before the husband and kids came along. She was ok. I kinda liked her. I just hope she’s not too pissed at me for not being able to hang out for so long.
Married mother of two teen boys meet Mona. She’s one kick ass chick.