Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Musings of a nearly Empty Nest

So I have been doing alot of thinking lately. Its just one of those things that happen when you have a ton of down time at night and tv is so boring that your brain wanders.

My son will be 17 in two weeks. Only 12 1/2 months and he will be 18. He plans to join the Army. He seems very set on this and excited about the prospect. Everything he is doing right now is geared directly toward that. So I guess I have to just get used to the idea.

My daughter is already 18 and is about to finish up her first semester of college. I know its a matter of time before she finishes up at the community college level and heads over to ASU. Will she move out then? Who knows. But its on the horizon soon I'd imagine. After all she does plan to marry a Navy Officer.

So then what? I'm only 36 now. What next? Well besides RN and school related to that, I was thinking globally. I will be 40 and my nest will be empty. I should be finished with school by then. Maybe I want to volunteer in some third world country for a year? Maybe I want to adopt a few pre-teens and continue parenting? I have always felt that there were children missing from our family, and despite seeing this "free" time, I really think I have room in my heart to share with a foster child that needs a forever family.

Getting hubby on board for these musings may not be easy, but honestly, I think he has some more parenting left in him two.

So in four years where do I see myself? Hummm....


  1. Hmmm, I'm all on board for the overseas working, but adding more teenagers once mine are gone. You lost me there, lol.

  2. Now see where life has led you 6 years later? You have a full nest of wonderful babies who needed you and dad, you have Dan out of the Army and back in Arizona, you have a married daughter (not to the naval officer THANK GOD) with a granddaughter on the way... You're doing great Mom. I love you so very much... I wish you were blogging again. I love reading your posts. :)

    1. I do blog just not about nursing anymore there is a family blog