I feel so Alone!

I am at my son’s end of season basketball dinner and upon entering the building, he promptly left me. I was on my own to fend for myself. I’m alone in the food line, aware of how pathetic I must look.

I am at a seat with no son, no husband, no player, and only empty seats on either side of me. I look at my son and give him the pitiful eyes…he is not phased. Not at all. When we are in line to get food, he sends me down the opposite side of the table. He finishes filling his plate while I’m still reaching to get a plate. Guess I got the bum side.

I am trying to be supportive of my son’s need for independence but I can’t help but feel hurt. I’ll be sure to keep smiling. Clap and get pictures when his name is called, and remember a time when I was his world.


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8 thoughts on “I feel so Alone!

  1. Man, your post really hits home! I know our kids need to pull away and find their own place, but it is painful sometimes. Our “babies” no longer exist, but we don’t really have a way to grieve that loss. My heart is with you.

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  2. Ouch! I’m sure he loves you but this was a window into the future, wasn’t it? You took me through each second of it…
    Loneliness. That word triggers so many things for me.


  3. What a beautiful last line! Yes, your son is becoming independent! However, I know the feeling. I love your last line. He has a world to discover, and you will always be at its center.

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