I'm Candi! I'm a stay at home reformed Christian Mom to 4 kids and a wife to a husband of 11 years. We homeschool 3 out of our 4 children and love every minute of it.

Friday, May 7, 2010

Empty Nest................in 18 years

So last night as I was laying in bed nursing my littlest, I just had all these thoughts and feelings about how I would feel when they are all out of the house. I was pretty sad about it. I asked my husband, "What are we going to do when they are gone?" Seriously, it will be just US! And not that that's a bad thing, but how weird is that going to be when there isn't anymore kids getting up to ask for water, or asking for help with homework, or someone to sit on the couch and cuddle with. I think what I will miss the most is all the loudness. With Mother's day just around the corner, I just want to take this time to really appreciate the Kids God has given me. I take for granted that one day they will be gone, out of my home and starting a new one of their one. I love them. And I thank God for them. But I am NOT looking forward to being an empty nester! I guess that's why God gives us grandchildren?

He gives the barren woman a home, making her the joyous mother of children. Praise the LORD!
(Psalms 113:9 Holy Bible ESV)


Rachel said...

Beautifully said!!

Candi said...

Thanks rachel, this all stemed from watching an old christmas video last night. That started all the emotions

Gennie said...

Following Back! Nice Post!

Anonymous said...

nice to meet you, have a great mother's day ;)

Happy Gramma said...

I had to smile when I read this. I said the exact same things when our last one got married...." What am I going to do now?"
We have 6, all of whom are married and all but one has children. We have 13 grandchildren and I do think the Lord gives us those precious gifts to help us not get lonely.
I am as busy if not busier than I was when they were all home and I was homeschooling. It is a different type of busy now. I really do love me life and all that God has blessed me with!
I am following you on Tag-Along Tuesday
Please visit me @ www.happyfamilyhappykids.blogspot.com

Ocean said...

That makes me so sad. :( My husband and I talk alot about what it will be like when our kids are grown. I told him we just need to keep having babies. lol Then we will never be lonely.
Mine are only 8 and 6 so I still have a while, but I hate to think about being an empty nester. :(