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When I started thinking about writing this blog I wasn’t really sure what I would share or write about. I decided to chronicle my new role in life as a “Mom” with no children to tend. You see, most of my adult life has been wrapped up in caring for our three girls, Amanda, Leslie and Caitie. Two of the three have moved away from home. The youngest, Caitie, will be coming back home in less than a month after graduating from college. She doesn’t plan to be home long. As soon as the coveted “first real job” comes, she will fly away from this proverbial nest. I started taking small steps several years ago to get myself ready for these major changes coming in my life. Little did I know then, what lay ahead. When you are wrapped up in your kids, it is always about the next hurdle; the next mountain they have to climb, the next river they have to cross. At one point in our lives, I had 3 children in 3 different schools. I was a “Mom Taxi” for years. As they graduate high school, go on to college, move away from home, you still have a hand in their lives. Eventually the “shift” happens, and they are truly out on their own. I knew that time was coming. I was getting ready for it. Then life threw me a curve ball and I lost my own mom. Life can be so difficult and gut-wrenching at times. You do the best you can. Nearly three years later, I am finally ready to do more with my own life. When I go , I want to go with no regrets. I have alot to do and so, my journey begins.

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