Tuesday, January 10, 2012

True Strength

I am always amazed at how we sometimes handle things that we thought we never could. I think there is a lot to be said for worrying about something that you can’t change. It’s almost like you set yourself up for failure or heartache if you aren’t careful. I feel like I did that a bit about Jeff and I becoming Empty Nesters. It has been 29 years that I have been a full time MOM, that is a lot of years of service; and yet we came home to an Empty House for the first time in that 29 years yesterday. It was a weird and sad feeling, I miss my kids…I never do well when I even have to say Good Bye to them for just a short time. Yet, there were happy thoughts too, happy that they are in a wonderful college, and happy that they have this opportunity to learn and grow. Happy that they are good kids, with good hearts… we know they will make a difference ( for good ) in the world. Isn’t that what we all hope to be doing ?

So I kept myself busy today, lots of laundry, cleaning, more laundry, pulling out all the ( old food ) science projects from the fridge, going to the store and of course lucky for me….I got to have both of the girls over at different times today to visit. They missed Nana, and I surely missed them. So today was good, keeping busy I think will help a lot. I just pray on the tough days that I will remember that I have more strength than I think I do.

Thanks to all of you experienced Empty Nesters, I appreciate you advice and example!

Good night dear friends!

“You never know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have”  ~ Unknown

“Look well into thyself;
there is a source of strength which will always spring up
if thou wilt always look there.”
-Marcus Antoninus

“Strength does not come from physical capacity.
It comes from an indomitable will. “
-Mahatma Gandhi

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