When you feel the wind get cooler, and sense a change coming on the air, it's good to embrace the rhythm of life. I'm sure there are books about how best to "do" empty-nesting, but so far my plan is just to embrace this. So Ted and I started with stacking wood together and then we canned 40 quarts of tomatoes!
There's something comforting about the start of school each year, the dog days of summer, and the repetition of things we do every season.
So instead of sitting around feeling weird, we pulled out the old splattered Ball Blue Book. Do you have one? My mother gave me mine for our wedding.
Beside canning tomatoes, I've decided so far, the top 5 ways to embrace empty-nesting are:
1. Pray and rejoice.
2. Spend quality time with your spouse.
3. Be intentional
4. Laugh a lot
5. Remember that an empty nest doesn't equal an empty life, it's just a new normal and a time to have fun!
If you are in a new season, or emptying your nest, what are you doing to embrace the rhythms of life?
Blog post by Anne Love-
Writer of Historical Romance inspired by her family roots.Nurse Practitioner by day.Wife, mother, writer by night.Coffee drinker--any time.
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