A time for transitions and goodbyes.

The youngest has sailed her ship to the seas of self sufficiency, and today she moved out of the family home, into her own grown-up apartment. Her dad, the Captain and I helped her move this morning. Super cute 1920’s building. I’m a little jealous. What an adventure to be young and in LA!

It is… quiet. And strange. Bittersweet. Aside from a few vacations and some stints at summer camp, we have been together every day since the day she was born. But it’s right that she’s going, it’s time, and she’s ready. Achievement unlocked. Leveling up can be hard, but, it’s important to keep moving forward. Her dad and I shared a fistbump and a hug, and acknowledged that parenthood was a pretty epic life journey itself. And now we move to the next stage.

Holy cow, y’all. I am an empty nester.

Except for all these cats.

Can’t forget them.


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4 Responses to A time for transitions and goodbyes.

  1. Lee says:

    That cat on the lower right is unusual! What breed is it?

  2. The Lab Rat says:

    Yes, mustn’t forget the furchildren, though they don’t require public education, college, driver’s licenses, orthodontists, their own room, smartphones, TVs etc… they are our children none the less. So, no, not yet an empty-nester you are. But definitely a turning point, a major leveling point for young Em. Here’s to the bright future, for you all! ::toast of iced tea:: Huzzah!

  3. Marilyn says:

    Congratulations on a job well done!
    I wish I was an empty nester.

  4. Congrats Super-mom!
    Looks like your fur kids still need you though. Seems one of your “cats” is having identity issues. he he 🙂

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