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Eldest leaving home, I said I wouldn't cry ...........

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  1. Loki

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    I gave birth to an amazing little boy, I loved every minute I got with him. ( back to work when he was 3 months old) As a toddler he melted my heart ,precious moments. I've always loved his company, from day 1 to now, he is truly a good lad.
    I can't describe how much I will miss him.
    I thought I'd post this because it's uni time aswell. My son is going off to work but many are going to be going through the same with uni.
    It's hard, he's going tomorrow, I'm tearful, happy for him, excited for him but .....tearful x
     
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      My experience of this is of the other side, and one thing is for sure, he will always remember where home is, he will always remember where mum is, and he will always be your laddie - - and I can tell even sitting here that you will have done such a good job (and the hardest job in the world, by the way) of raising him and teaching him that he is going to go out and do you proud, every single day.
       
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          Oh @Loki bless you mate...I've never experienced this never having children but I've seen the time where my moms cried when my eldest sister left home :)

          I have to agree with FC...he'll never forget you..he's at the age of spreading his wings now and I hope he achieves a lot in his life :thumbsup: and can bring you joy and happiness...seeing him doing it. [​IMG]
           
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            Thanks @Gail_68
            It's definitely mixed emotions!
             
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              Loki it must be terrible for you mate and as long as you both keep in touch till he comes and see's you...that's better than nothing at all but also don't make yourself ill with it...regarding worry xxx
               
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                No one warns you about how it feels to suddenly have an empty house after 25 years of kids running about :sad:

                2 of mine still visit :) don't hear a thing from the eldest :sad:
                 
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                  Morning @Loki my friend you are in my thoughts:grphg: been there 4 times and you never get used to it:smile:
                   
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                    I know that feeling. I well remember leaving him at university, him walking off without looking back. We want our children to have happy lives and find work that engages them. And it’s really nice when they come back. My older son is 32 now and he is happy in his work and life and he seems to enjoy the visits when he comes back which are more regular now than when he was in his 20s. He’s no longer my little boy but he will always be my son.
                     
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                      I remember my mum when I left home, thought she was all soppy but totally get it now.
                       
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                      • Gail_68

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                        Hello @Loki how you feeling mate :) X
                         
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                          Sad, emotional ,tearful, gutted, empty, .............
                          Bet you are glad you asked:sofa:
                          Seriously though @Gail_68 thanks for asking :dbgrtmb:
                          My mother and sister just don't get it!
                          Hubby has been fab:blue thumb:
                          I just can't believe my little baba has gone:frown:
                          He might be 19 but he's my 19 year old!:wub2:
                           
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                            What makes it worse is there's no mobile reception
                            Update.. he just text me :imphrt: :dancy:
                             
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                            • Gail_68

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                              I bet you am mate and only those who are parents but mainly the mother only knows [​IMG]

                              Oh I know I took cover just as I asked :sofa:

                              Your moms older so most likely got used to it and your sister could be in the same frame of mind...it's all down to how close your are with your children mate ;)

                              Your home will most likely feel weird for some time...my heart goes out to you mate. [​IMG]
                               
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                                Well get an answer him even better phone him :snorky:
                                 
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