Empty Nest Eve

Oh my goodness, while I wasn’t looking September got here!  And I am still in my pajamas at 10:20 in the morning!  Perhaps I will be able to make it to January after all. 

I don’t know, though.  We were shopping in a local Salvation Army yesterday and they were taking applications.  I said to my daughter, “Hey, they are taking applications!”  She said, “No.”  Crisis averted.  But she leaves for her internship tomorrow. 

That’s right. As of noon tomorrow, the nest will be empty. 

My husband and I are taking her to the airport and then going out for coffee to mark the occasion.  Later in the evening, we are going out for dinner.  And then it begins. 

What will I do first?  I think I need a nap. 

Actually, the university has its first official home football game on Saturday, so we are, of course, going to that.  Next week I think I will: use my one remaining pass for the fitness center that I am thinking of joining, get my Ann Arbor Library card, go to a quaint coffee shop, and plant something in those flower beds. 

Then I will take a nap.  And read a book.  And watch some Netflix. 

I gotta take advantage of this rest while I have got it.  It won’t last forever.  

I’m gonna try, at least for next week, to not look ahead too far, to not apply for any jobs, to not plan out the next fifty years of my life.  

I think I can, I think I can. 

And, of course, I will continue to read to find the Grace with the Truth,  to acknowledge that He is God and I am not, and to write about my journey into this next chapter. 

Psalm 46:10

Be still and know that I am God;

I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.




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