The thing about an empty nest, is that is doesn't always stay empty. When you have college age children they tend to move in and out, as circumstances (and apartment leases) change in their lives. We have had the temporary pleasure of having my older daughter Megan, living with us while job hunting, but as of yesterday, she is now living in Pittsburgh, starting a new job this week and beginning a new phase of her life.
So, it will take some getting used to again, and I will miss having her around, but all in all, I feel at peace. Because if I know she is off making her way in the world and is happy, then I am happy too. I look at the time she spent here as a bonus and will remember fondly all that one on one time we spent together. From the quiet morning coffee routine to the impromptu cooking lessons to Real Housewife discussions over a glass of wine. All are precious moments to treasure.
I may have an empty nest again, but it's still a full and busy life with my husband and now we have a new city, to visit and explore :-)
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