Over half of marriages today end in divorce. Both my parents and my sweet husband's biological parents were divorced, and I believe being the child of divorced parents has instilled within me a almost desperate desire to provide stability for our children. Dave's unconventional family make-up also prompted him to cling a little tighter to our family unit and as a result, we weather the conflicts surprisingly well. We face problems and obstacles daily, but we respect and value each other's ideas- and not making it work is just not an option.
Despite this, a new phase in our relationship is looming and I feel a sense of apprehension. In less than 20 months, we will be emptynesters. That seems so unbelievable. For 18 years, our daily activities have centered around these little people running around our house. Soccer games, football picnics, playgroups, homework, dinners, projects........ we unbegrudgingly ran from one activity to the next. But in not- much- time at all , our lives will no longer spiral around others. We will have to rediscover ourselves and that is a scary prospect!