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Why Our Empty Nest Isn’t Empty

Oct 23, 2013 / Life Stage: College Students and Adults     

Susan and I knew there would come a day. That day has now come.  Our five children have grown up. They are no longer living in our home full-time. I didn’t just cry when our youngest child left, I cried each time one of our kids left the nest.  But even though our nest has changed, it’s not empty. Here are a few reasons why. First, we have each other. Because we intentionally focused on our marriage as our children were growing up, Susan and I are not strangers, but rather close companions. Second, we still connect with our children often. We text or talk on the phone just about every day and get to visit every few weeks.  Here’s more about why our empty nest isn’t empty.  



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