I never really felt like I knew my purpose in life. I never felt like I had a passion for anything. Until I had my first child. At that point, I finally felt like I had a purpose... But I knew that it wouldn’t last forever. I remember rocking my daughter in the rocking chair in her baby room and crying as I thought about her leaving and going off to college. What would I do if I didn’t have this baby? I would, once again, have no purpose.
Spring is a time of growth, renewal, and transitions. When we’re young, the transition of spring into summer is exciting! Knowing that summer break was just ahead gave us something to look forward to! As parents in midlife, this time of year can be hard. The approaching summer months might mean that your children will soon be leaving the nest.