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Moms are responding to mother's emotional post about her kids growing up and moving out.

Moms are responding to mother's emotional post about her kids growing up and moving out.

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Saying goodbye to your children after hanging out with (aka raising) them for two decades can be an emotional jolt, to say the least. Here you are, with an empty house, fewer mouths to feed, and a complete shift in your emotional landscape, and you're pressured to just go about business as usual.

While all parents go into the responsibilities knowing their kids will eventually move out and live independently, the reality often hits like a ton of bricks, and there's nothing that can truly prepare you for the adjustment.

The mother of two Misty Brewer Lee wrote a Facebook post that went viral for how accurately it depicts the shift from chaotic child-rearing to empty nest syndrome.

When you first have children they talk about the challenges of parenting....the struggles of a baby waking in the night,
the toddler who won’t stay in their bed, the cost of childcare, injuries from sports...

Having to take off work to pick them up from school when they don’t feel well, helping them with homework, a messy house, the never ending laundry, the cost to buy school clothes, packing their lunches....

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