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Subject: feeling a bit melancholy
Date Posted: 12/6/2009 10:59 PM ET
Member Since: 4/3/2007
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My boys are finishing their Environmental Science class and choosing what science class to do next semester.  It reminds me that  next semester is their last semester.

Since they are my youngest that makes me a bit sad.  They also just turned 18, so I'm already in a "they're getting so old!" mood.  I think the fact that they are still saying they don't want to go to college (I'm hoping that just means a time out) makes me feel like something is coming to an end, instead of just going on to another phase.  Or maybe it's the realization that this is one of the first steps toward that empty nest that I'll have some day.

 

Enough of that!  Back to decorating for Christmas!  :o)

Date Posted: 12/7/2009 9:11 PM ET
Member Since: 2/20/2006
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I cannot imagine how you are feeling as I am just beginning my adventure.  My oldest is in 2nd grade and my youngest is only 1 so I have many years ahead of me.  Just wanted to encourage you that the race isn't finished just because your children are finishing school!  Remember Marilyn Rockett's advice to share with other moms even after your children are grown.  Share what you've learned over the years!

 

God Bless

Subject: melancholy2
Date Posted: 12/9/2009 5:55 PM ET
Member Since: 2/8/2009
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I too have experienced the sadness of young people moving on...My sons, in their early twentyies, graduated from homeschool in 2007. My oldest daughter graduated last year. When our charter teacher excitedly said "now you only have two to teach" my heart fell to the bottom of my stomach. I do enjoy my two daughters, and we have a great time doing subjects together...but oh how I miss their siblings. When their sister asks for assistance with her college classes, I am so pleased to be a part. While I am melancholy, I am also pleased at their successes- the one is a fire fighter who did very well in his EMT courses, one is in the Army and scored above average on his entrance exams, and my daughters excel in Literature. Homeschooling is a very mixed blessing...

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