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June 20, 2012


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I can't wait to see your fabric line. I have completed all of the Nice People Nice Things blocks but haven't sewn them into a quilt.


I'm sad with you to imagine your baby soooooo far....
and happy to know you are coming back !!
I'm so happy to have met you and was hoping to see you again !!
See you soon dear Helen !

Alison Wood

Hi Helen, I feel your pain! My first born is doing year 12 this year, so next year will probably leave the nest as well - not looking forward to that!! I'm sure Miss M will have a wonderful time.She is going to the most beautiful place - I was born in Somerset and lived there until I was almost 11. I envy her going there, and wish her luck on her adventure.
Alison, Crystal Brook


Helen my heart hurts with yours. But I do know that soon it will be filled with songs of joy as you watch her from afar as she becomes the person you helped her to become. One of my greatest joys is sitting down with my now grown children and having conversations with these wonderful adults who have become amazing people...smiling on the inside knowing I had a small part in their journey. We cry because we will miss them, and that's okay. If we didn't I think their feelings would be hurt. :) But the moments of joy will overcome the tears. blessings, marlene

Paulette Doyle

Oh I hear you Helen! I too have three daughters...all have flown the coop...and they all flew away on the SAME DAY!! I cried for a whole month!! They had been car-pooling to University but when the last one joined in they decided it was time to get an that's what they did! Our house went from bedlam to total silence!! That was six years ago...all are finished with University and scattered across the country with their jobs! I of course, still miss them and always will BUT we do go on!! I have turned one bedroom into my sewing room and another into my computer/TV's all good! And they visit...My advice is to keep busy and you will learn to go with the flow...Enjoy the other two while you can!!


I get it. My first born will graduate college next May. My BABY graduated high school last month, has already left for his summer job (a state away) and will only be home a few short days before I drive him and his stuff to college 2 states away. Empty Nest isn't all it's cracked up to be.


You are so fortunate to have 3 lovely girls. This is such an exciting time...sad, scary, but exciting. My "baby" is 30 now. He lives in the next state and it is only an hour or so away, but it's far enough that I worry and fret - but I'm lucky...he keeps in touch regularly (thank heavens for email!) and he's grown into a wonderful man. Whole new adventures are opening up for both of you.


Oh, Helen, I remember so well. Reading through your post causes tears to well in my eyes. I just had the one daughter, and when it was time for her to go off to school, it left an awfully big hole, just her size and shape! I started mourning the day she graduated high school, spending the summer in tears. It took a long time to adjust. With two more little beauties at home, hopefully it will be a little easier for you!!

Patricia Leamey

You have 3 very beautiful girls and I'm sure Miss m will always be intouch with her loving mum.


Helen, I know how you are feeling. We have just said goodbye to our only daughter and youngest for up to 18 months to work in London, but she is living her dream! Like you I know there will be a trip next year as email, phone and skype are just not the same as the real person.


Ah Helen you have said it all!


Hugs to you, it's a hard road watching them leave the nest, but it looks like you have her well prepared, we just don't prepare ourselves!

Anne Elias

Oh Helen, sending you hugs. And to you Helen's first born babe, good luck sweetie, enjoy the adventures life is offering you!....and make sure you call your mum! xxxxx

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