We got some HUGE news while I was up in the Northern Rockies working, and it’s just now sinking in.... Our son-in-law was chosen as an ortho resident at one of the top programs in the country, (in Greenville, South Carolina) who only took 4 applicants.
F-O-U-R. 😳😳 So yes, I’m bragging because 1) He’s not my son, I didn’t raise him, so technically I’m only braggin’ on his parents & him 😁
2) FOUR. Out of many, many. Did I mention that already? 🤪
And I am 100% thrilled...however, with our youngest son in college in New York, having just moved our oldest son to a new job/life in Minneapolis, and now the “baby girl” out in South Carolina... I’m in FULL-ON WOE IS ME MODE. And I’m 49, not 65, so I have more energy to bring to it than I should. 😆 No, it does not serve me well, or my family. However I do not seem to be able to shake it at the moment. 😰Rachel Hollis would say “Girl, Wash your face!” And I’m a firm believer in having your own identity while raising your children—and I thought I did! But apparently not so much.😰 Suggestions by you strong, empty nester mamas far from your grown kiddos are welcome. Please.
However please leave out the “they’re living their lives independently like you raised them to do” part even though that’s 100% true, because I know that. Read that chapter years ago, preach it to all my friends. Does not help yet.
Those of you waiting for a painting clip or to be added to my online class, please give me one more days’ grace. I’m gonna be done for the night.
Unless you have some reeeeeally good pastimes for a middle-aged woman that don’t involve thinking or wallowing...or if you know a psycho-therapist who makes house calls in Fayetteville, Arkansas. 🤪🤪🤔🤯
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