My Nest is Empty

Last week we moved our youngest into her dorm room at the University of Texas at Dallas.  We are officially EMPTY NESTERS!!  Wow!!  I can’t believe this day has come so quickly.  Sooooo, now what?  I have been a stay-at-home mom for over 22 years!!

Pondering this question, I came up with many things.  Reconnecting at a deeper level with Dan, my hubby of almost 24 years.  Digging in and getting serious about my new business venture that has really been more of a hobby for the last two years.  Cleaning up and cleaning out our house. (I kind of feel like I am nesting, not unnesting.  Yes, I am calling that a word!)  Making ME a priority!  And I thought I would give this blog thing a try.


Let me first say, I am not a writer.  Math and science was always my jam!!  🙂  I am also not a college grad, so my vocabulary will not wow you.  I hope we can just connect on a real, vulnerable level and share life.

My hope is to share some love and lessons learned (most of which I learned from my kids) leading up to my empty nest and maybe touch a heart or encourage a struggling mom.  Let’s face it!  Mom life is tough!  I wouldn’t trade a minute of it, but it’s tough.  We put our lives on hold.  We put our bladders on hold.  We put a shower on hold.  Many of us put our careers on hold.  We can’t use the potty without knocks on the door or fingers reaching under the door.  We make decisions and pray they were the right ones.  We do the best we can and hope that with God’s grace our little nestlings will one day spread their wings and soar with the eagles.

I also hope to learn how to do this empty nest thing and share what I learn along the way.  I hope that you will engage with me and share your best tips and suggestions as well.  Let’s do this!!

Since I absolutely LOVE my essential oils, I will also share an oily tip or recipe with each post…..because, well they have literally changed my life!  That being said, the oil of the post today is Release.  Why Release?  Because I just dropped off my baby and I am now an empty nester.  Waaaaaahhh!


13 thoughts on “My Nest is Empty

  1. Don’t kid yourself…you ARE a writer, with much to say, and a whole lot of wisdom. I love this statement, and think it is the wish of most parents…”We do the best we can and hope that with God’s grace our little nestlings will one day spread their wings and soar with the eagles.”
    And of course, as parents, we must be willing to let them fly…

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  2. Tami Dermody

    I am so excited to read your posts.!
    You are a strong, brave and beautiful person and have much wisdom to share.
    I am so grateful that you are in my life.


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