My oldest son just turned 17 and with that I realized he will be leaving the nest soon. Not only will he be taking a huge STEP FORWARD, but as his Mom and woman influence in his life, I will also be taking a STEP FORWARD into this new life changing transition. Since the journey to empty nest takes many years, I've been preparing for a while now. I went back to work a few years ago as a real estate agent and most recently started this blog which has been a great creative outlet for me.
As the woman influence in his life, I can only hope I was able to provide him with the basic life lessons to STEP FORWARD to this next stage and succeed in life. As a woman, I have never completely understood exactly what my son goes through from a little boy to grown man. But I know for a fact that a mother's love makes him stronger and more independent and that's what I can provide ... love.
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