A way to survive the empty nest and a "cracked "relationship with a fun daily challenge of new experiences, reflections, sources, and some biblical guidance. I hope this blog which offers a fun journey to survive by trying something new, either vicariously or by doing, will result in a survival tool kit to replace the past familiar doing, giving, and/or incorporating the interest of your child or your long gone love interest, with some new self interest(s).
(Please read Day 1 if this is your first visit to the blog.)
Today I am not really empty nesting because my child will be
here tonight! However my new challenge today was shopping for college dorm
Who does not like to shop. You get that temporary “high” buying
new stuff and it’s so fun just to keep putting stuff in the cart. I have a good
reason to go on a spree, “my child needs that for school.”
Then you start thinking, “my child needs that for school; he will be 6 hours way; he is going to school; he will be 6 hours away.”
You then look over the list on line, or
your neighbor or friends ask "Did you get ...." Hundreds of dollars later you realize that you still need a bunch more stuff!
Oh well, I still like to shop.
Anyone have a good list?
Bring your (your
children) up in the training and admonition of the Lord (Ephesians 6:4)
We send our children
out into the world with knowledge and training in the teachings of the Lord. Now we hope they use the background as they make their own