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Letting go...

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    04-04-2014, 12:51 PM
Letting go...

My daughter is 18 and just moved out this week to work as a student at a nearby stable. It is a live in position and she works 6 days a week. She isn't far away, but she's not home either. It seems like just yesterday that she was still a little girl. I am so very proud of the young woman she has become, but I do miss her terribly.

Any other parents around who are feeling a little "empty nested"?
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    04-04-2014, 01:29 PM
I am in that position, but I am more on the , "how am I going to get my kid up and out into the world" position. That's for my older, Aspergers boy.

But, just wanted to say congrats on having your daughter up and out there, being a responsible adult and all. You should feel proud!
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    04-04-2014, 05:24 PM
Thanks Tiny. I am very proud of her as she is a responsible young woman who is following her dream.

Good luck with your son. I think boys are a little tougher as seem quite happy to stay home much longer. My son is just 13 and thinks he is going to live at home until he can build his own house... on our property...
    04-04-2014, 05:31 PM
I'm 24 and still at home. When I was 15 I wanted to be out on my own when I was 18. Then oh reality sets in that rent can be like a grand. But I am moving out this summer, I'm going to try and move closer to a new barn. But I'll be like an hour from work. Fun.

I bet your daughter misses your cooking. When I was 20(I think) I moved to SK for a year. And darn did I miss my moms cooking, and baking.
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    04-04-2014, 09:39 PM
Take comfort in knowing she is close (: As a 21 year old, I miss my mom all the time xD
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    04-05-2014, 06:55 AM
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My sisters three children, now young adults, are all away from home. The eldest os a trainee teacher, having done two degrees at university. The second girl is training to be a paediatric nurse and the son just away working for a couple of weeks.
They are all missed. Both the girls call regularly, the son rarely!

The fact is that all three are very close to their parents and the girls call nearly every day.

The hardest thing is to let them fly but, with good groundwork they return to the nest!

I will say that I left home and moved away but, my parents were always 'home' I never said "I'm going back to my parents for a holiday." It was always "I am going home."
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