Empty Nesting Children & Grandchildren

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.


About Carol

Carol’s roots are sown in the South. Her writings are Southern, small town based and include romantic comedies, contemporary romance, and romantic suspense. She believes in falling in love, family values, and happy endings. When time allows, she dabbles in art, and always has popcorn, pickles, and hot chocolate on hand. While a dose of humor sprinkles throughout her stories, they may or not, be based on real life characters. Some are convinced they are, but only she knows for certain, and she won’t gossip. Carol currently resides in Georgia with her husband and family. A multi-published eBook author since 2011, Carol's won numerous awards, and previously published in poetry, short stories and novels. Novels available in ebook: (A Short Story) A MATTER of TASTE, PERFECT MATCH, A SMOKY MOUNTAIN CHRISTMAS (also available in print), CHRISTMAS at the GRANGER INN, CHRISTMAS at APPLE LAKE, THE CHRISTMAS STOCKING. Coming December 2019: A Smoky Mountain Christmas Wedding Coming December 2020: A Smoky Mountain Christmas Baby Where to find Carol DeVaney online: http://www.caroldevaney.weebly.com http://www.caroldevaney.blogspot.com http://www.facebook.com/carol.devaney http://twitter.com./caroldevaney
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7 Responses to Empty Nesting Children & Grandchildren

  1. Best of luck to your grandson!

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  2. Jill James says:

    Happy future to your grandson.

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    • Carol says:

      Jill, thanks bunches. Can’t wait to visit him. We’ll give him plenty of warning so he can clean his apartment! Lol Whichever. It won’t matter, we’ll just be happy to see him. 🙂


  3. leighmorgan1 says:

    Congratulations! An exciting time for him & for you. Not a fan of that, “empty nest” feeling.


  4. E. Ayers says:

    Grandson off to college? I still think of him as being a little boy. Yes, there’s a trend to cram 4 years of college into 2.5 years by going through the summer and carrying heavy course loads. More power to those who can do it! Room and board is the same no matter how many classes the student is taking, so there can be a huge savings by doing it faster. Empty nesting is different, but I’ve enjoyed each stage of my children’s lives as well as the granddaughters who have also flown the coop. Maybe because they have become adults, this new stage has made them seem more like friends and no longer charges.


  5. Jude Knight says:

    They are look boomerangs, Carol. They keep coming back. But would we have it any other way?


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