Category Archives: Empty Nest

Home for the Holidays

In countless households all over the world, mamas and papas were smiling with joyous anticipation. The kids were coming home–all of them–all at the same time! A celebration of this magnitude required weeks of intense preparation. First, the lists had … Continue reading

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Baby Steps

I am a wimp and a coward.  This may be news to some of you (I doubt it), but it’s something I’ve known about myself for a long time.  The wimp in me tries to avoid risk whenever possible because risk … Continue reading

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Today Is the Day

Today is the day I’ve been dreading all summer.  Today is the day we follow our youngest son Lucas to college, help him unpack all his stuff, take him to lunch, and then get out of his way. I know I’m … Continue reading

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