I’m not really sure what I expected in becoming an “empty nester”, but learning flexibility was not it.
At the beginning of this year, the house became awfully quiet as we were down to just one child living at home. It was too quiet, I admit, but I was adjusting. I was learning how to shop and cook for just three in the household. I was getting familiar with the new schedule that was a little more freeing.
Well, all that was interrupted by the phone call. I’m sure you know what phone call that was, “Mom, can I move back home?” (For the rest of the story . . . you just have to keep up with me over at my new column Wings, Worries, and Worms at Exemplify Online.)
Let me just say, the past six months have been a journey. I’m learning that in becoming an empty nester you must exercise great flexibility. Did I say GREAT FLEXIBILITY? Learning to be flexible is all so worth it when you get a note that says, “I’m so blessed that I have wonderful parents that will take me back home and shelter me.”
To get a bird’s eye view and account of me becoming an Empty Nester, check out my new column “Wings, Worries, and Worms” in the Exemplify Online Magazine. The beginning column is just out — go HERE.
I’d love your feedback. I’d love your stories, encouragement, comments!
It’s amazing I’m becoming an empty nester — it definitely is all about Wings, Worries, and Worms!