Fiesta Friday #133

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  1. sarahgiebens says:

    Oh Angie, I can feel your emotions through this post. I guess my mom went through the same phase when I moved out. Hang in there, you can do it ๐Ÿ™‚ Think about the positive things ๐Ÿ˜‰ My mom and I used to call or skype almost every day :p But that might be a little too much for your son since he’s going to college and there are sooo many fun things to do I bet :p

  2. I completely and utterly sympathise! I can’t imagine how I will feel when my time comes so I am only too happy to fully indulge you! Lots and lots of luck, I thinking of you and sending hugs xxx

  3. nimmiafzal says:

    all part of the life dear.. i can understand your emotions.. but still try to be happy:)

  4. petra08 says:

    hi Angie
    It sounds like a hectic time and quite emotional! I hope it will all go fine and it will be even better when you get together ๐Ÿ™‚
    Thank you for the steak sauce inspiration and am humbled and so happy about the feature xxx

    • Angie says:

      It’ll take some getting used to, I’m sure, not having him around. Oh well, at least I won’t have to keep cleaning his room, ha! Btw, either this iPad is getting old or the Internet connection in this hotel is all screwed up, the post published without all the text! Omitted my comments on the features, etc. So if you want to know what I think of your recipe, it’s now fixed ?

  5. Loretta says:

    Awww Angie, that has to be hard. I recall those times pretty vividly. But with social media these days, I’m sure both of you can stay in touch every which way. That doesn’t discount the fact that you will be missing him though. As moms, we all feel the pain and the void. He’s growing up, he’ll find his way and all will be well Sending hugs and prayers that it all goes without a hitch. I’m sure he’d appreciate your delicious care packages from time to time xoxo

    • Angie says:

      I probably will send him too many messages and way too many care packages ?? I’m already counting the days til he comes home! And I’ll make sure I’ll cook all his favorite meals when he does. I guess that’s all that’s left for moms to do once the little birdies fly the best.

  6. Sandhya says:

    Angie,
    I can feel your pain…..those 18 years go by so fast…….and what hurts the most is when the kids start calling their dorm room home:(
    But I also wished it was me moving especially when I saw the fun campus life….so your husband may have to hold you back when you go to drop off your son….I know my husband had to ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Angie says:

      I know! I was telling my husband we should go back to school, lol. If only I can go back knowing what I know now. I’d ace all my classes, haha… Thanks, Sandhya! ??

  7. ggstratton says:

    Everything always looks so delicious. Don’t worry about a thing, He will miss you as much as you miss him. Like you said, its a new chapter in life and life has many chapters. Have a great day ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Angie says:

      Thanks for that. He will miss his little sister, that’s for sure!! He keeps hugging her ?? I guess I’d be more upset if he didn’t go to college, right?! I have to look on the bright side.

  8. Aww Angie!!! I feel you! It is funny how our children’s battles become our own! Their pain, their sorrow.. It is hard to believe that they are grown up and can manage on their own. Our kids will always remain our babies! Just hang in there Angie! Everything is going to be fine. Soon you will be sharing with us your son’s accolades!

  9. Lynda Hardy says:

    Best of luck – it really will be your new life as well as your sons! I hope the transition is peaceful for you!

  10. You had me going thinking you were moving, but I can understand the feeling, though I don’t want to think about the idea of us getting to that day at some point!

  11. Hi Angie!
    Sounds like you’re having a hard time… but I can guarantee you he’s going to miss you just as much. I know I missed my parents and their cooking when I was in college. I would call them on Skype during dinner time or breakfast time so it felt like we were eating together as a family haha. I also looked forward to getting care packages from them every few months with food and socks inside ๐Ÿ™‚
    I haven’t contributed to Fiesta Friday in a while because I was in Vancouver for a whole month! Looking at the features, I’ve been missing out… but I’m back and excited to contribute starting next week!! ๐Ÿ˜€
    Happy FF!

    • Angie says:

      Hey that’s a great idea to skype him while I’m cooking, and I’ll make sure I’ll cook his favorite food. That way he’ll want to come home, haha… Oh, wow, in Vancouver for a whole month?! You’ve been having too much fun, girl! I look forward to hearing about it, Ai! And I’m sure you’ll share all the food inspirations you came across while there! ??

  12. Awww Angie, I know you must be going through a tough time with the son leaving for college. Right now my air bnb guest is here getting her youngest daughter situated at college and she breaks into tears everytime we talk. Both of you are starting a new phase in your lives and it’s life changing. You will be fine as with any change it takes time to adjust. Wish I could give you a hug in person but it will have to be virtual.

    • Angie says:

      I didn’t realize how hard it is! All this time we kept telling him to study hard so he’ll go to a good college, etc, and when the time comes I almost don’t want him to go. But I need to remind myself that I’d be feeling worse if he didn’t go. Tough being a mom! Thanks, Suzanne, your virtual hug brings lots of comfort! ??

  13. Oh, its hard letting them go out there! ๐Ÿ™‚ But with all that home cooking – he’ll be back ๐Ÿ˜€

  14. michelleoblogoff says:

    Good luck with the move Angie!
    I’m feeling especially lucky that my two are in elementary school. Until I blink!
    Happy Fiesta Friday! Thanks for hosting!
    Michelle

  15. Oh gosh what a massive transition in your life. I will have that happening to me in a few years time, how far away will he be time wise? Good luck with it all xxx

  16. Nadia says:

    It is all part of life. They have to leave the nest and start their own lives.

  17. Enjoy the emptying nest Angie! It gets easier then you can’t wait for them to go back to college!

  18. Shari says:

    I have been there, Angie, and I feel for you! Such an exciting, wonderful, scary, bittersweet time. The advantage is that somehow when they go off to college, they somehow think you are smarter and appreciate you more when they get home the next time! ๐Ÿ™‚

  19. Awww you poor thing! Who knew kids would grow up? Have a lovely weekend xoxoxo

  20. Angie – I know my mum felt a lot like you 18 years ago now when I packed up for Uni……time will help of course in how you manage those initial feelings. Can I ask how do I know who is co-hosting this week so I can mention them in my weekly post?

  21. Aww, hugs Angie! My little one started school this year, a reminder that one day she’s gonna fly the nest too! Loads of hugs to you!! Thank you and the judges for featuring my bondepige med slรธr ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Angie says:

      Aaw…I remember those days! I was nervous back then too, even though they were gone for only a couple of hours a day. How time flies! Enjoy this moment, Naina! ??

  22. marymtf says:

    Dear Angie, ENS – empty nest syndrome! As inevitable and as welcome as hot flashes. You’re heading for it. But don’t worry, it’s just another phase of that parenting journey. It too shall pass. And of course, just as you’re beginning to enjoy yourself in your new found freedom, you will be reinstated for active duty. (I’ll let that part come as a surprise.) xx

    • Angie says:

      What?! Hot flashes coming next?! Omg, why, why… So not looking forward!! But I know about that active duty part, and guess what? That one I’m looking forward to! ??

  23. Sherry says:

    Thanks for hosting the party! Love the features.

  24. ChgoJohn says:

    I hope the move went smoothly – for the 3 of you. ๐Ÿ™‚

  25. Oh Angie, what a tough phase to get through… I know I’ll be an emotional wreck the day my boys pack their things to move out of the family home. Sending you big hugs from the other side of the world and hope that all goes well for your son as he sets out on this new adventure. M.xx

    • Angie says:

      Hi, Margot! Long time, girl! It’s going to be a tough adjustment for me, that’s for sure. I keep thinking he’s going to need this and that…and I won’t be there to provide. A lot of growing up is going to take place the next 4 years! If only we can freeze time! Thanks for the comforting words, darlin ??

  26. Think positive Angie: the visits to see him, his new friends and “his home away from home”, the trips to Target or Walmart to get those items he needs and touring the local sites. You could have such fun putting together care packages to surprise him just when he needs a “hello” from home. Go crazy cooking when he comes home for the holidays and get ready, sometime he might bring a girl ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Angie says:

      Well now you’re getting me all excited, lol! Something big and special happened today, taking my mind off the sadness a little bit. Will talk more about it on Friday?? Thanks, Judi! ??

  27. Angie, he will be back, it’s only a stage although a difficult one for you and your husband. And you will be surprised at the changes when he comes home for the holidays. We adopted a new puppy a week after our son left, he calls it the child replacement dog.

  28. Hang in there mamma. They survive somehow on there own. I was so sad when my son moved across the country. Now I have a great place to visit. Thank you so much for featuring my tacos this week!

    • Angie says:

      I’m trying very hard not to text him too many times. Somehow all of a sudden I have so many things to ask him. But I only texted him 3 times today, not bad eh? ? ? Thanks, Julie! ??

  29. Jhuls says:

    Angie, it’s only now I have time to come back at your lovely place. I know I am too late, so I will ask – how are you? In Philippines, we can stay with our parents until old age or as long as we want. I remember last year, I went out for dinner at my brother’s home. My dad kept asking my little sister (who is turning 18 this year, yeah she will always be a baby for me) if I am already home or what time I will be coming back home. It’s like “Hello? Dad, I am 34, not a teenager anymore.” Haha.

    Ahh, I know how it feels – he will be back. Hang in there! Hugs!

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