Friday, August 5, 2011

What does the future hold for me?

So...for the last two or three months I have been thinking about this and considered blogging about it. Then today I read an article in a magazine about a mother having the same thoughts as me. I decided to go ahead and blog, combining her thoughts with mine.

Makell, my youngest child, graduated from high school in May and got engaged in April. She will soon be out of the home, leaving me with an "empty nest". I've defined myself as a mother for 30 years. Who am I now? In my quest to help my children grow wings, I forgot to grow some of my own. Can I find a new sense of purpose? What does the future hold for me? I guess time will tell.......

Tuesday, August 24, 2010


So.....I registered Makell last week for her Senior year in high school. As we were driving to the high school I realized that this was the last registration for my last child. I waited for the tears to come, but they didn't. I was actually happy -- mostly happy for Makell. She's been anxious to be a Senior for a long time.

The first day of her Senior year is tomorrow. Again, there will not be tears, but it will be a little bittersweet. I think back and remember all the wonderful times I have had as a mother raising my children and now those times are all but done. All I can do now is look forward to a new stage of my life and hope that it can be as sweet and wonderful as the past has been.

I love you, Makell! Good luck with your Senior year!