...when my children brought me fresh picked bouquets of these:
...and ran around the yard blowing these and making wishes:
Can someone tell me when I will stop missing my old life? I don't hate my life now, but it seems that my old life and my new life are at odds with each other.
I miss having all 4 of my kids home with me. I miss homeschooling them and juggling all that I did. I miss the crazy schedules, fights over the bathroom and squabbles over whose turn it is to do the dishes.
But...I always knew I would need to work again someday--(it just happened earlier than I thought/planned), I like my job and work for a company that does great things and helps families in need of support. I, and all of us still at home, like having a little more breathing room in our budget. I like giving my son's music lessons and going to movies once in a while, and being able to afford shoes when they need them, or dentist appointments and orthodontia, having a dependable car, and being able to take trips once in a while!
I keep thinking I am having a case of empty nest syndrome yet I don't have an empty nest. I have two boys still at home whom I love with all my heart. I think I am having something called, anticipation of empty nest syndrome!!!