Join me in welcoming my forever friend to the land of blog! Seriously….Lauri and I have known each other since 2nd grade. I could tell you some wild and crazy stories…..but then so could she, SO I WON’T!!!! Hugs, Laur♥
Our children take flying from the nest seriously. As you can see from the theme picture our offspring live in various cities of the U.S. Each magnet on the map represents one of our adult kiddos. We prepared for this season their whole lives, but didn’t expect it to come so fast!
I’ve discovered parenting doesn’t end when they leave the nest…it just changes. It’s not necessarily easier…but is weightier. They still need us…but in a different way. The empty nest is a whole new world of navigating the art of parenting in a way that (hopefully) strives to meet the need of each amazing person God has placed in our family.
It is an honor to be mom to four amazing, unique adults navigating this difficult world. My husband and I have enjoyed every season with our kids…but we like the empty nest the best!
My first musing is…don’t…
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Old friends are the Best! This was a great shout out. My parents enjoyed empty nest but would kidnap grandkids for camping trips and were great at giving me a break. 🙂
Good for your folks for giving you some me time!
That’s a long time to be friends!
I know!! 15 years!!!! (Give or take a year!) 😉
What a fantastic first post. I am in that situation too – four children scattered over the world. Thanks for the introduction 🙂
And doesn’t it all happen so quickly! ♡
Great post. My father told his friends he didn’t raise his children to come home and sit on the porch. I always thought it was Dad’s way of saying fly and find your own dreams. Come home as often as you want but know you don’t have to stay forever.
A wise man, your father. I will remember that! ♡
(pssssst…l.LIKE this woman! I think we have a lot in common…besides thinking you’re the cat meow of course.)