Cutting those apron strings can be difficult and lead to mixed emotions. Many of them.
It’s a struggle to say the least.
It’s also a time for parents to reconnect.
I don’t know how you feel, but an empty nest applies to Grandchildren as well as our Children.
Oh sure, your daily chores will lighten, but I’d rather have dirty dishes in the sink, loads of laundry and everything else that goes along with teenagers being themselves.
On the other hand, sending our children out into the world to learn, to grow, to be self-reliant are some pretty awesome, proud and healthy moments.
Our Grandson is headed to college in July, immediately after graduation in June.
I don’t know if he simply wants to get some college time behind him, or if he’s ready to assert his independence! It’s likely he also has a mixture of eagerness and maybe a few anxious thoughts.
Whatever he feels, we’re proud of our Grandson and stand behind him in any and everyway we possibly can.