Maya, my youngest child has graduated from High School! I am so happy for her and sad all at the same time. I tried to enjoy every minute with her. I sometimes felt stressed when I had to drive her to school, knowing that it would make me late for work. Then, I would tell myself that I had better enjoy every minute of it because one day, I wouldn’t have to drive her. Well, that day has come. The year went by so fast! I knew from experience that it would. You see, she is my third child. I’ve been through this twice before. Each one felt different. This one is different. This is my last child. The last one. The baby. My miracle baby that wasn’t supposed to be here. I’m not supposed to be here either. I got sick and they had to deliver her early. She was only in me for 26 weeks and 5 days. Yep, she was three months early but she has always been a fighter.
Maya will be going to college and my house will be so quiet. This is the reason why I started this blog. I have heard about Empty Nest Syndrome but I never gave it much thought until a few months ago…. everything will be so different. I won’t need to rush home to cook dinner, I won’t need to hurry home to spend a little time with her before we have to go to bed to get up at 5 am the next day and start all over again and I won’t have my Dancing With The Stars Watching Buddy.
She wants to major in Graphic Design and I’m tickled about that. Maya has already helped me so much with my blog. Maya designed my logo and headers. I can’t wait to see what else she learns! I’m tickled for her!
So…. where does that leave me? I’m going to chat with you about finding myself again, finding my creativity and enjoying life. I’m prepping my husband for all the talking I’m going have to do and all the listening he will have to do since Maya will be gone 🙂 We are going to plan some dates. I’ll keep you posted…..