March 9, 2007 8:26am CST
We got my daughter's graduation invitations today. It makes me kind of sad. I thought having already been through this with my son, that it would be easier. But it's not. it doesn't help that she is talking of getting married after graduation either. We really like her young man though. Does anyone have advice about letting the middle child go? I thought she'd be the easiest since she wasn't the first or the last to leave! I cry about everything, songs on the radio, baby clothes, you name it, it makes me tear up. My husband thinks I'm crazy, and keeps saying "Vacation!" "No children!" He's a little on the insane side..lol
9 Mar 07
Hello carpenter, as a mother of 2 little girls, I can fully understand what you're feeling now. It is really difficult to let go of our own children. When my eldest girl got her first tooth, I cried. When both my girls started going to school, I cried. When both of them got sick, I cried. Everything that's happening to them, I just can't hold up my tears. We are mothers, aren't we? if a simple thing like having a first tooth can make me weep, I couldn't imagine what I will do when the day will come that both my girls need to explore their own world. You should realized that you have already spent many years enjoying your children. Let them fly on their own wings. All the best.
9 Mar 07
try to look forward, what's next? a marriage= nice if you think your daughter is happy! and then what maybe a grandchild! but ofcourse you are sad, you've watched this girl grow up and is now leaving the nest! i think she will visit you a lot,still do things together! myabe you have to find a hobby too, and still one to go right?