Thursday, 11 October 2012

Empty Nest


Last night was Stevie's College presentation night, she is now a fully fledged Nursery Nurse :-)
It was a shame that more people didn't turn up to formally receive their certificates, there must have been only around 30 students.  The ones that didn't attend missed out on a lovely meal which was served to us by the catering students, a bunch of flowers and a balloon!

(Stevie's class group)


My baby is all grown up now :-(

She has now started her degree course at Worcester uni, (she wants to go into teaching eventually), although she is not too far from home, she is still away from home, the house is quiet, very quiet, I'm used to boom boom music wafting down from her bedroom and clothes and make-up and bags and shoes littering the house - it's all very strange this empty nest thing,  with Mark working away from home too for the first time I am totally on my own in the evening.

The first night my mum phoned me to make sure I was OK and to 'make sure i locked the doors' , (yes i had).
The second night she phoned me to ask if i'd been OK on my own and had i been frightened ?  No mum, I'm fine, I told her, I didn't like to remind her that I was 50 years old, lol, it was sweet of her to think of me - I guess you never stop being a mum :-)

10 comments:

cucki said...

A big congratulations xxx

Nicola said...

Congratulations to your DD.

You are right we never stop being Mum.

Now - have you locked the doors tonight ?

stitcheranon said...

Aw. The fact your beautiful daughter has gone on to successfuly achieve (or begin to achieve) independence in such a positive way is full credit to you, her mum. Now, check the doors and enjoy the ' you' time. Do whatever you want to do!

Dee said...

No --- you never do. You'll be calling your sweet girl when SHE is 50 to make sure SHE has locked the door. LOL

Congrats on her big accomplishment and best wishes at Uni.

Mouse said...

awwww congratulations to your daughter she looks lovely :) and had to giggle at your mum bless her cotton socks for phoning you .... the up side more stitching time ...lol
love mouse xxxx

Julie said...

Congratulations to your daughter, she's a very pretty young lady.

Mums do worry about their children, no matter what their age, i thinks its lovely your mum is checking up on you.

love and (hugs) xx

Catherine said...

Congratulations to your daughter. She is a beautiful young lady!! My mom does the same thing to me ~ I suppose we'll be doing that to our children one day!

Siobhán said...

Congratulations to your daughter! Woohoo! I'm laughing at your mom's phone calls--they might fly the coop but mothering never stops. ;)

Mylene said...

Congratulations to your DD!
Beautiful picture of her!!

Lynn said...

Congratulations to your daughter on her wonderful achievement!
The empty nest does seem strange at first but I grew to love the quiet.
Love how your mom was concerned! You're right, once a mom, always a mom!