As my babies began leaving the nest, I began falling apart. I started feeling sad and empty for the way my life had been when I was their entire world.
Soon our youngest will be ready to fly off too. Am I ready? NO!
My soul has never been more at peace then when Gman and both my birdies were safe at home, together in our sweet little nest. I don't think I will ever feel that wonderful fullness in my heart again.
To keep from being dragged off to the looney bin, I started making a list. A list of things to focus on when my nest is empty. I'm hoping by focusing on something new I won't be swallowed up by my heartbreak.
So, for now, my Empty Nest List includes the following:
- Learn to sew
- Learn to garden
- Read more books
- Crochet more
- Follow more Green ideas
- Keep trying to get healthy and lose weight
- Scan and organize my ton of pictures
- Start a compost
- Sort through important paperwork
- Continue to blog about it all