It has been a very emotional couple of weeks here at Ditching the Black Dog. Tears are behind my eyes most of the time but they are not depressed tears but ones of joy and sadness. My daughter’s graduation has brought up feelings of being displaced in my job of life. I have been parenting for over 20 years (my son is already out on his own) and now that job is ending. I know. I know parenting never ends but the part of full on parenting is over. I never understood the Empty Nest before but I do now.
(I just noticed our neighbour mowing his lawn. He is moving so slow it looks like a meditation. It is a meditation watching him.)
My son just left to go back home and my daughter is downstairs getting her hair done for prom by her boyfriend. Yes! He is doing her hair and it looks gorgeous. He is such a nice young man. He is so good to my girl. And she is good to him. He gave her a wrist corsage and I wish I could have captured the look on her face. It was the look of a woman in love. And what more can a parent ask?