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Moms out there. As I’ve shared with you recently, my oldest baby is leaving the nest in a few weeks, and it’s getting a little hairy for me over here! I’m having my normal mom nervousness and just want to know that my girl is going to be okay out there without me!
Parents, feel free to share how YOU’VE handled situations like this before! Your comfort is much appreciated!
Girl, she’ll be fine! There’s no better place for introverts than Oxford! I studied there for a few months myself while I was in college, and it was glorious! I was housed at the Uni in Exeter College, though, rather than with a host family. If anything, y’all could resist crowding her. If she’s really introverted, the whole “host family” alone might be exhausting enough!
I know how you feel. All 3 of my girls are out so I’m a 100% an empty nester. It isn’t easy. When the first one left I cried for a year because she didn’t come back however I realized that she got her confidence to be her own gal from me her mama and I soon was looking at the glass half full instead of half empty. My tears turned to joy because she was making her way in the world and it was because of the encouragement she received growing up. She is now an Architect in NYC and was recently married and she is doing fabulous. I’m thinking your daughter Brandy was also raised by a mama who encouraged her and supported her otherwise she wouldn’t feel strong enough to go out there and travel abroad. Yes there will be tears…maybe lots of them but you can stand tall and be proud because your baby..the girl you raised is blazing a path for herself out in the world and she couldn’t have done it without YOU!!!! I send you HUGS and virtual tissues!!
Aww, thanks for sharing that Marianne. There will be tears, but I know all worth it. <3
Brandi will enjoy her time in this beautiful university town! Two months will fly by. Now I want to send my daughter to Oxford 😁!
😆😬I know – still nervous! Lol
When my daughter was 15/16 she was with me for a year homeschooled and traveling cross country. She went back to Florida to be with her dad and the empty nest started early. But the lessons i taught her really stuck and I had to trust that the job I did provided a good foundation. Shes now a wife and mother of 4 girls and a grandmother of Aiden. Yes at 60 I am a great grandmother. Not all choices will you agree with but trust in the job you have done to prepare her to test her wings.
P.S. The train system is very easy to get around in UK. Pack wet weather gear!