The Empty(ing) Nest Diary came to me one morning when I woke– ravenous–as if I had just given birth. For a moment, I felt a pang of loss for that clear sense of purpose that comes after delivering a child. But then I asked, “What’s birthing now?”
The answer was a blog about the shifting ways of loving children as they get ready to fly. Scores of books and mommy groups and parking lot conversations focus on how to parent in the nest, but there is much less about the sky. That’s probably because we’re all terrified, reserving what little energy we have to keep from crashing.
But I need to talk about all the joys and challenges of this time, and I need to glean wisdom from all of you as I do.
Yours in the sky,