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  1. Kay
    June 6, 2019 @ 3:45 pm

    Great post, Suzy! I’ve experienced all of these stressors and have navigated them in much the same way you have. But it’s definitely ongoing. Change is hard, huh? Even when it’s welcomed. Thanks so much for these reminders. You’re a blessing!

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    • EmptyNestBlessed
      June 6, 2019 @ 4:01 pm

      Kay,
      Thank you so much for your kind comment! I’m so glad you liked the post! Change never stops, does it? Big hugs to you!
      xoxo Suzy

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  2. Lisa Moore
    August 15, 2019 @ 12:51 am

    Good day, Suzy. Your blog popped up on Pinterest and it was just what I needed. My “baby” is going away to university next month and his older sister is in third year, but in my city. I am a teacher who has always had great passion for the job, but my greatest passion has been mothering my beloved children, and having them “suddenly” grown and moving on is proving most difficult. I’m feeling great sadness that I was not prepared for and your blog is helping immensely. You write with intelligence, compassion and understanding and I thank you for reaching out.
    All the best,
    Lisa, from Canada

    (PS – My friends and I love your sense of style and agree you have the most gorgeous haircut!)

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    • EmptyNestBlessed
      August 15, 2019 @ 6:07 am

      Lisa,
      Thank you for your sweet comment. I am so sorry to hear about your sorrow. Please know that what you are feeling is normal and it means you’re a good mom who loves her kids well. You raised him to be independent and strong, and he is – congratulations!🎉 The transition to the empty nest is one that people often over- or under- estimate! They either think it will be no big deal and it hits them like a ton of bricks 🧱 or they think it will be terrible and they find that they’re actually doing better than they expected. Both reactions are normal! Hang in there Mama! My best advice is to “finish strong” with your son and love him well by not taking away from this significant transition time for him by pulling him into YOUR grief. Stay strong and when he’s gone, take some time to grieve the ending of the sacred and precious phase of life that is ending. Plan something fun like a trip to look forward to, and slowly begin to think about what you might want to do as you begin to move forward. Don’t rush yourself, but lean in to your feelings and gently push yourself forward when you’re ready. You can do it, Lisa!
      Thank you for reaching out to me, and for the sweet compliment about my crazy hair 🤣! I’m so happy you found me and Empty Nest Blessed! xoxo Suzy

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