Opposites attract or so its been said. Brad is a patient person. I knew that when I married him and I married him any way. On the other hand, I am not so patient. I am working on it and at least I own it. As a young parent though, I did learn how to be a patient mother and wife (Brad and the boys might attest otherwise). I realized that it wasn't so important to "win" the discussion as it was to "listen" to all. Then the boys flew the coop and and so did some of my patience.
When Brad and I became empty nesters we talked a lot (I talked Brad listened) about how we would enjoy this "empty nest" time in our lives. We wanted to have unbelievable experiences that we would be able to remember when we were "older". We wanted to create memories that would last our lifetime and then some. We realized that for us, experiences were what we desired for this phase of our lives. I am not saying Brad is off the hook permanently from buying me a gift but for
Fast answer is Yes but there is so much more to that answer for empty nesters finally. A timeline is best way to explain. Easy Answer: June 2008: Lane goes to college (University of Florida). Drew still at home. Miss Lane terribly but Drew keeps us very busy. June 2012: Drew goes to college ( UF, too). Lane getting Masters so Brad and I have a trial run of empty nesting. We get a "C", if I am grading us (I obviously am). May 2013: Lane graduates and moves back home (for 1