Saturday, June 30, 2012

Empty Nest Syndrome Early?



The older the kids get, the harder it is to get them all together at one time.  The oldest joined the military awhile back, married a wonderful young lady, and they live in another state.  The next in line has graduated high school.  So, he’s trying to decide the next step in his life, and while he does that, he’s working full-time, which means he doesn’t always get to come along when we do fun things.  And the third oldest, now a precious teen, has major time commitments that keep her away from the family a lot too.  Thank goodness for little man, he’s just a tot, and I know he’s going to be around for awhile, but I miss my kids!  I like them all together, and with me.  Is it possible to have a taste of ‘empty nest syndrome’ before they’re all even gone?  

Whoever first said, ‘Time sure goes by fast,’ or ‘Enjoy them now, they won’t stay young long,’ really knew what they were talking about because both are very, very true.  Yes, you’ll get to enjoy your time with your children when they’re older and even moved out, and of course you’ll always love them with every space in your heart, but it won’t be the same as it is now.  Soak it up while you’ve got it.  I think having your children right there with you is one of God’s greatest gifts.  My advice to you, therefore, is to enjoy that gift to its fullest because before you know it, that time that seems so normal to you now, will be gone. 

12 comments:

  1. Awww, look at little man in the stroller. Cute photo. Now your going to make me sniff and inhale mine when he comes off the bus today. Sweet post. Thanks for linkup Rosey! #TALU

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    1. That picture was taken at Epcot and it's cold outside. I've already sniffed my children this week, I want to go to Disney (I want the kids to go too!). hehehe :)

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  2. It makes me think of that quote - days are slow but years are fast. TALU

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    1. And it's definitely true at times, though the older I get the faster my days seem to go too. ;) Thanks for visiting.

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  3. I don't have kids, but I love this post; it made my heart smile. Thank you for that, Rosey. #TALU

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    1. And your post was my favorite that I've read today. :)

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  4. Well said and my kids are still little and would like to keep them this way for a bit longer. Craziness ensues around here pretty much daily, but I still try to smell the roses and enjoy as much of it as I can!! #TALU

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    1. At this very moment my husband is dive flying onto the bed w/a baby on his back. The craziness ensues here too, believe you me. :)

      Thanks for the visit.

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  5. Awww...this is a sweet post. Look at it this way...you still have a little one to experience an instant replay. Treasure the moments like their gold. #TALU

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    1. Well said, the little one is like a perfect instant replay. And I totally love the show. :)

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  6. My youngest is not 17 and is the last one still in the house. I look forward to the day when I will have the house to myself, but don't ever want that day to come at the same time. #TALU

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    1. Once they leave you're always hoping they'll come visit, lol. :)

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