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).
Everything I Need to Know I learned from a Little Golden Book reminds us to, "love… and your ship will come in.
As long as you do your life is bound to be Golden.” This is the weekend that my
son starts his new chapter and his mom really starts hers. This was the weekend that
I moved my son into Purdue University in Indiana.
My "type A" gene paid off because we were
able to move everything in and set the room up in about 2 hours even though when we
started to move in, it rained and when we finished, it stopped -Murphy’s Law. I
drove up the day before and kept myself up beatby “jamming” to my son’s top 40
music and "Spectrum" on satellite radio.They play songs over and over on the Top 40 stations and the song Young Volcano made me think of my son who was so excited to start college and does not have a care in the world yet.
Mom no more pictures
As I looked at him all grown up, I kept flashing back to my
little boy. His first day of kindergarten seemed like just yesterday.
around campus and we had lunch then he said, “mom, I love you but you can go because I want to go make
I guess my blogging and preparation paid off because I left
and did not cry but felt proud of my son
flying on his own. Maslow states that when we listen to our own feelings in evaluating experiences
instead of the voice of tradition, authority or the majority we exhibit self actualizing behavior. However, I felt much better when we made a plan for my next visit (smile).
…Holy Father, keep them and care for them-all those you have
given me-so that they will be united as we are. During my time here, I have
kept them safe. I guarded them so that not one was lost… (John 17 sec. 11 and 12). And now I am coming to you. I
have told them many things while I was with them so they will be filled with
joy. I have given them your word. ..I am not asking you totake them out of this world but to keep them
safe from the evil one (John 17:13, 14, 15).
Jesus prayed for his disciples' protection as they
went forward to fulfill their mission. I pray for my son as he starts his journey. Our mission(s) are ahead of us and not behind.