And just like that…
And just like that our last kid graduates from college.
I have heard many people over the years say, time flies so fast and in a blink of an eye everyone is grown up. The years have passed but we paid a lot of attention to those years. We kept engaged, we worked hard at being present, we went to all the basketball games, we went on countless family vacations, we spent more time when they were in their early teens hanging out with them instead of going out with our friends, we inserted ourselves into their lives, we were the shoulders to cry on and the shoulders to celebrate on, we applauded them, cheered them on, helped them steer their own paths with guidance and more.
All of this paid off. We gave them wings to fly, to build their own lives, to forge their own paths and allow us the luxury of being a huge part of their lives as adults. Having children has hands down been the best thing we have ever done. I am insanely proud of our kids and the relationships I have with them and the ones that they have with each other.
And just like that, we become true empty nesters. Good thing I adore my husband.