“A parent’s love is shown through letting go”

When Cecil Day-Lewis wrote “Walking Away”, he was reflecting on sending his son off to boarding school –  some 18 years after the event.  He said the memory of it “Gnaws at my mind still”. But then his kid was only seven …  We hear this poem referenced when people talk of the difficulty of parting with their children, maybe for the truth of the … Continue reading “A parent’s love is shown through letting go”

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How is it for you? Share your story

How’s life since hitting mid-age, and finding the kids grown and going, going, gone?  Share here. What does ’empty nest syndrome’ mean to you?  Are you kicking up your heels or floating in grief and loneliness?  Whatever your experience, it’s all legitimate, normal and happening to someone else, somewhere. Share your story here, it might be just what you need 🙂 My story   Continue reading How is it for you? Share your story