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As my nest becomes more empty
I find I'm living in the past,
I concentrate on all "they've" done
For the first time and the last.
Oh, where have all the years gone?
Those babies now are grown,
My youngest just turned eighteen
And soon is leaving home...
What will I do? I ask myself,
With no child who still needs me-
You'd think I'd be ecstatic
For the first time-I am free!
Instead, I feel so empty,
Although my heart is filled with pride
For the young adults they have become
I hope they know I tried.
Though times were hard and money scarce,
We bonded fast and true,
And I still have those memories
To keep my whole life through.
The "boys" have both grown into men
With no Dad to show the way,
Yet I am ever confident
That neither one will stray
From their separate paths in life,
For each has set a goal,
And they have learned, if nothing else
To love with all their heart and soul.
My little girl- no longer small
Is quite the lady now-
I know I'll survive her leaving
I just keep asking how?
But God,in all His wisdom
Has seen me through these days
I've struggled and I've won and lost,
As I've journeyed through life's maze.
He has placed inside my special world
Loving family and good friends,
Who will keep me strong and focused,
As the life I've known now ends.
Perhaps I won't be lonely,
I'll have to wait and see
But for right now, I'll shed my tears
For all that used to be.
And as each day grows brighter,
I'll smile, because I know
God trusted me with His Angels
To love, and then let go.