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   Cgood posted on Main Page The Lobby  A couple of hours ago the oldest of our three children moved out to live with friends. She has been planning the move for months, but somehow I managed to push back the thoughts of her leaving. She is a full time college students and has two part time jobs. We are very proud of her, but, boy, does it hurt. I wept as I polished the dresser she left behind and thought of the doing this task hundreds of times in her little girl's room. How do parents get over the sadness and focus instead on a job well done? Right now it feels as though we've had a death in the family.
April 26 at 20:48 EST .

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   Balogreene  As a non-parent, I never thought of it that way. My dad never wanted us to leave, my mom kept hoping we'd stay gone. It was always a revolving door in their house. And now, mom sis and I live together.
April 26 at 22:55 EST .

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   StormCnter  My children never really returned home after they left for college. Oh, there were summers and spring breaks, but after college they moved into apartments and jobs and began their independent lives. I never considered this to be sad. Maybe I'm weird.
April 27 at 06:45 EST .

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   Linder  I remember walking by our youngest son's bedroom door the first day after he left for college and seeing everything so untouched and neat and having the empty nest realization wash over me. That's just life.
April 27 at 09:08 EST .

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   BirdsNest  My first year in college one of my suitemates had a lousy thing happen,her parents moved and she did not know about it. She was the sweetest girl, can't believe they would do that to her.

No kids here so I can't speak to the empty nest thing. I do know that you have to cut the strings sometime.
April 27 at 11:35 EST .

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   Bettijo  StormCenter, this is normal. After my only child left for college, she never lived at home again. I missed her of course, particularly as a single parent most of her life. But fortunately I realized if you love someone you must turn them loose; then they will return to you. A wise aunt once told me, "Birds are smarter than people; they know when to kick their young out of the nest."

My parents would not allow me to live with a girlfriend after college...."what would the neighbors say?" (Of course I am of another generation! But not quite the Victorian Age! ) this was a disservice to me. I went from my parents home to my husband's home, never having learned independence. Years later when my husband left me and I found myself alone, with an infant! I was terrified and totally unprepared. It was tough learning on the job.

Cgood, cheer up. This is just another step, a positive step, in your lives and you will all be better, stronger, and closer for it. Hang in there. It is not like a death in the family, it is the birth of a new, more mature relationship. Congratulations on a daughter well raised.
April 27 at 12:17 EST .

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   Rollingcow  When I was a kid we lived half a mile away from my Dad's folks, after Grandma died Granpa moved in with us. I lived at home until I married then moved three miles away, my older brother was only a mile and half from our parents and my younger brother lived with them all their lives and took care of them, now he lives with me. My son married and moved his wife into the Barn with us, we split the house, they live in the larger half and now have four children. I don't know how other people do it, but it's the way my family has always been, multi-generational households.
Mrs. Cow
April 27 at 14:52 EST .

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   Nugoddess  When our son left for the military I was sad - losing my child to the big bad world - and I would pass his room and sigh. But after about a week, I suddenly came to the realization of, ''Hey, this ain't so bad. We can chase each other around the house; okay, we slow down for each other but still ...'' We can jump up and down on the furniture and eat popcorn.

As parents, we have an obligation to give our children the wings they need to survive; after that, there's not much more we can do. Cgood, it's going to be a tough couple of days but you'll get used to it, even come to love it, so buck up, Sunshine.
April 27 at 14:58 EST .

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   Cgood  Thank you all for your comments and words of wisdom. My daughter called today and we discussed her trip to the grocery store and where to get ideas for meal planning. We raised her to be an independent, hardworking person and she is going to be just fine. It will just take me a little time to get used to our new family dynamic and to stop longing for the past.
April 27 at 20:11 EST .

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   StormCnter  When my 17-year-old son left for college in far away Utah, at the last minute it dawned on me that he had never done his own laundry. Bad mistake, mom. So, I gave him a crash course and then typed up a little index card with the do's and don't's (sorting darks and lights, hot water no-nos, send this to the dry cleaner, don't put this in the dryer ). Four years later, when he moved back to Texas and stored his boxes in our garage, I found that tattered little card which had obviously been consulted many times.
April 28 at 06:52 EST .

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   Seminolesecure  I remember driving by the high school football/track/lacrosse/band field and having a distinct pang when I realized our happy team days there were over. Now our youngest is graduating college on Saturday and moving to far off VA for a job. So sad to say goodbye, but he is an impressive, brave kid!Hang in there Cgood!
April 28 at 11:14 EST .

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   Cgood posted on Main Page The Lobby  Yesterday I read a short passage about a Real Hero named Ed Freeman that really had an impact on me. I printed the short excerpt and passed it along to family members - even the teenagers. All who read it were similarly moved. You can find the brief story over at Ace of Spades, in the 12-12-13 overnight post by Maetenloch. You'll have to click continue to see it, but it is well worth reading. Take a break from the depressing stories of late and get inspired. You won't be disappointed.
December 14 at 23:50 EST .

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   Nugoddess  Do you have a link? My old eyes are too tired to wade through the internet. Thx : )
December 15 at 06:25 EST .

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   Surfhut  Here ya go!

http://cavemancircus.com/2013/11/11/real
-american-hero/
December 15 at 07:05 EST .

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   Gerty  If you (anyone ) are getting the same advertisements I got when going to this link, I would not be sending it to any youngsters. Those adds are positively pornographic---I don't care how old you are!
December 15 at 13:07 EST .

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   Surfhut  I didn't get anything weird.
December 15 at 18:47 EST .

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   Safetydude  This may be a better link.

http://www.truthorfiction.com/rumors/e/e
d-freeman.htm#.Uq5YWJs3KRF
December 15 at 20:34 EST .

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   Cgood posted on Main Page The Lobby  Laughing Wolf over at Blackfive published an excellent essay on September 11th. His words are profoundly simple and it is well worth a read.
September 13 at 08:15 EST .

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   Escaped commieny  yes, FTA:
Remind the self-annointed aristocracy that they are servants, and force them to be good and faithful servants rather than the venal self-serving things they are. Listen not to the chanting priesthood that is the media. Remember, think, and get angry. It terrifies enemies at home and abroad that the sleeping giant was awkened and they work to try to put it back to sleep. Bring it fully awake, and fill it with great and terrible resolve. Awake Republic, while you still can. - See more at: http://www.blackfive.net/#sthash.RErqsg0
T.dpuf
September 13 at 09:29 EST .

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   Cgood posted on Main Page The Lobby  Jim Hoft, the Gateway Pundit is quite ill and in the hospital. He could certainly use your prayers.
August 26 at 23:04 EST .

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   Gram77  No problem, prayers on the way.
August 27 at 11:39 EST .

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   FL Homeschool Mom  Praying in FL.
August 27 at 19:20 EST .

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   4Justice  My prayers for a speedy recovery
August 29 at 16:18 EST .

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   Cgood posted on Main Page The Lobby  Worst Olympic coverage ever. James Bond...really?
August 5 at 21:19 EST .

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   Montanabound  There is so much filler. It is a shame that a lot of events get no coverage at all.
August 5 at 23:23 EST .

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   Gerty  Don't know if it is the woefully inadequate coverage, the delivery of the events, or the stories about training the athletes, etc. But I am just not into the Olympics this go around.
August 6 at 07:49 EST .

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   Tulunk  A
ny truth to the story that Bob Costas, commenting on a win by a black contestant from some other country crooned about the athlete as an "African American" from France, (or wherever )?
August 6 at 09:48 EST .

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   Phooey  Hopefully 'Good Eats' is on. Or whatever........
August 6 at 17:31 EST .

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   Cgood posted on Main Page The Lobby  Paranoia is setting in. We hadn't received our tax refund yet, so I ended up calling the IRS. Spent 50 minutes on hold before I finally got help from a DMV clone with attitude. She took my information, put me back on hold, and then proceeded to inform me that their logs indicate that our tax return was never received by IRS! How convenient. We now have to resubmit our taxes and start the clock all over again. I wonder if we'll ever see the money. We must have been flagged as registered republicans. Perhaps it's because we are from a red state. See, paranoia. Has anyone else had this problem.
June 29 at 20:54 EST .

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   Wattkid  First, you can check the status of your refund on-line at www.irs.gov. Second, suggest you consider filing on-line next time. Tax preparer gives you immediate confirmation that you submitted your return. IRS confirms receipt and gives preliminary OK in a couple of days. Refund is deposited in your checking account in 10 days or so. There is no need to speak to government drones.
June 29 at 23:04 EST .

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   Cgood posted on Lucianne.com  That was a lovely tribute. I know how hard it is to lose a brother far too soon. Next Saturday, it will be two years since my brother Jerry fell to pancreatic/liver cancer. All we can do for our treasured brothers is remember them, love them. and be grateful for the time we had them. If Jonah ever decides to write a book about Josh's life, I'd love to read it. We cannot allow such a fine man to be forgotten.
February 19 at 15:16 EST .

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