January 19, 2017 – Kids Leaving Home

Today a school bus ahead of me stopped to drop off two young children.  I watched them run up the driveway and into the house.  A smile crossed my face as I remember those sweet days with my children.

Watching ones children leave home isn’t easy.  My two oldest left home within a couple of weeks of each other.     One to join her husband at Camp Lejeune and the other to college in Arkansas.  My youngest did enjoy his senior year as an only child.  Then the day came for us to leave the him at his college dorm.  As we drove home, we both contemplated the days and years ahead.

A bucket list is a good place to start.  Our bucket list became 3 separate lists – house, yard and travel.  As we look around us, we were amazed at all the things that we had never gotten to done in our house and the land we live on.  Never regret the things that don’t get done when you are busy raising your kids.  Treasure their activities that causes you to miss cleaning the house or planting that flower bed.  Being part of our children’s life molded them into the young adults they are today.

Back to the bucket list — brainstorm about things you want to do together but don’t forget to find things that only you might want to do. We are ramping up our travel plans.  There’s a cruise in the next few weeks and tentatively a driving trip all the way to Maine in the fall.
I have started crocheting again and my essential oil practices keep me busy making blends and household cleaning products.  Hubby has started changing the family room back to his man cave.  Spring will bring yard work again.

So what is on your bucket list?


Author: Countess

Wife and Mother of three adult children

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