I first became a Mamaw 10 years ago. When I began taking care of our Grands, our youngest daughter was still living at home. So that means--the nest is empty.
Really and truly empty.
Please don't get me wrong...I am happy for my daughter. First, because she and her husband are in the position where she can wait out this storm, and not hurry out to find another job right now. Second, I know how much she is going to enjoy being at home to care for her children throughout the summer.
But--selfishly-I do miss them terribly. And yes, (selfish, again) I do get to see them; they don't live that far away. Yet, I hate to pop in too often and upset the rhythm of my girl's home.
I've cross stitched a little, scrapbooked some, and have been shining lights onto dark corners in my home that haven't had a whole lot of attention in awhile-Spring cleaning is in full swing at Bear Creek!
It is different.
It is getting better.
Any other empty-nesters about? Are there any tried and true ways to make this time truly feel better?
I think I'll grab another cup of coffee......