Mike and I are reading a book together about cleaning the clutter out of your life. This is our second big downsizing event and we knew we would need help this time. We chose to read a book recommended by a friend; the title of the book is SHED by Julie Morgenstern. You can order a copy by clicking on the book on the left side of our website.
In one of the stories a lady talks about being a mom that is facing becoming an empty nester. WOW, as Mike read from the pages about her story, it hit me a little too close to home. The tears flowed as he read, because Davis has graduated and is moving off to college (15 hours away). Her story and my story at this point were the same.
I have poured my heart and soul into the job of raising my children. Twenty-five years of being a mom is the greatest job you will ever have, and I have loved every minute of it. My oldest son Michael started playing soccer at seven years old and Davis around three, so I have been in gyms and soccer fields cheering them on for 18 years.
My days were always planned with the tasks and duties of running a household: cutting grass, making dinner, and getting everyone to practice. All of which I loved, but now as this chapter in my life winds down I am finding it difficult to let go. This is a job I have treasured each day; you don’t have many jobs in your life you treasure.
I was talking with a friend the other day and she said it best, “I never asked to retire from this job.” However, that is the end goal with this job. You love them, teach them, guide them and set them free to become the person they are suppose to be.
This was one of the deciding factors into us purchasing April (our camper). Our youngest son will be playing soccer 15 hours from home, and we plan on watching as many games as possible. Even a Fool uses their mind sometimes.
We launch the first week in August!
Our new theme: Finding Freedom in our Fifties!!!