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).
Therefore, whenmy cousins
from Eastern Pennsylvania (see Day 12) decided to pay me a visit with their RV and
requested driveway space and an electrical outlet, I took no offense in serving
as their RV park. I thought it would be a great opportunity for a new experience.
I decided, 1) to serve as an RV park and 2)
to unite and reunite, the cousins from the east with the ones from the west
and to have a pot luck dinner, hereinafter "cousin fest. "
Cousin fest was a great time for my son to experience
stories from our family past and what better way to do that than with food. When you get a bunch of Italians together you
usually get “animated dialogue” and some
laughs. I learned that two cousins have starred in how
to videos:from the east we have,“How to Husk Corn” and from the west, “How to Grow Grapes ". I guess using social media
runs in the family or maybe they are just trying to keep up with my blog.
It is ok allow your cousins to sleep in your driveway and don’t
wait for a wedding or a funeral to get your extended family together. Accepting yourself and others uniqueness is part
of self actualization.
Dear friends, lets us
continue to love one another, for love comes from God. Anyone who loves is born
of God and knows God. But anyone who does not love does not know God-for God is
love. (1 John 4:7)