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).
It was a long drive, ( 7 hours each way) for a few
hours together! When I got there I went into “mother” mode by
cleaning, stocking the refrigerator with
food, and doing laundry. I should have just hung out with him but it felt normal to do something for my son. Then
after dinnerhe said, “ If you don’t mind,
I would like to go out with my friends”.
I smiled, and then I had a
flash back to my college days and remembered that I did not want to spend that much time
with my parents either.
He seems older and more
mature each time that I see him. Even so, I will always say thatprayer for protection, that he will make wise choices, and that good people will
continue to enter his path. On my ride home I started to reflect- “ we did not have enough time together.” I know it was enough time because his time is his own
Under his direction... the whole body is healthy and growing and full of love (Ephesians 4:16)