Sunday, February 4, 2018

Fledging and the Empty Nest

Sitting in my home office
Watching the sun shine on my 1949 pick up truck
Memories flooding back of happier times

Tear stained cheeks
Sad that this moment has arrived
But filled with gratefulness and pride because it has

Whispers early on of poor prognosis
Years of therapy and hard work
Have yielded to spreading wings
And the fledging from the nest

Yes, the youngest has fledged
And my nest is now empty

Little Madi has moved into a group home
30 miles away
I know it's not that far
However, it is a Huge move
And a major change in both of our lives

Madi has been my side kick since Mark passed 
December 24, 2010
We have shared so many laughs 
And shed tears of joy and sorrow

Today, Madi is hanging out in his new nest
My prayers are for safety, peace and joy
Timing is right, it's a new beginning

The first of 'several' major life changing events
That will take place for me
Over the next several months
Has happened

Although, I've been away from blogging for some time
I shall be sharing more 
As the next life change
Will begin to take place next weekend
I'll share as things unfold

It's hard to live with puzzle pieces
And today, that is all I have
But, I'm excited to see all the pieces be put into place
To have a clearing understanding of what the Lord is doing
And how this picture comes together

I'll be back next week with more to the story...


  1. Oh- I am so happy for Madi. I know the trials you have been through and the tears that have flowed over all the things that have happened.

    God bless you on your new quest- no matter what it is. I will be looking forward to reading about it. Meantime, I will be praying for a smooth transition for Madi and for you. xo Diana

  2. Hugs and prayers for you and Madi as you both enter this new stage in your lives. ♥

  3. I know you and Madi are both for opening your arms and letting your fledgling fly and Madi for jumping off the diving board into so many new experiences. I pray this will be a very positive time for both of you.

    Warm hugs,

  4. How wonderful for Madi to be able to branch out on his own, although I know this comes at a cost for you too. Just know I'm praying for you friend! A bittersweet time for you indeed, but praying that the sweet will outweigh the tough parts of this this transition! Hugs :)

  5. Sounds like changes ahead are exciting and a bit fearful as well. I know how it is as have had many changes since my husband passed 5 years ago, some scary and sad. But I survived and am doing well and still discovering myself.

  6. What great news about Madi! May he constantly feel God's love, peace and strength flowing through and surrounding him as he starts this new adventure in his life.

    I pray for you also that God's love will sustain you as you go through changes.

    You crossed my mind a day or two ago and here you are posting. I look forward to reading more from you in the near future. I have missed you dear heart.

    Changes can be rough, but they can also be exhilarating. With God by your side you can do anything. He is your strength.

    Love, hugs & prayers for you ~ FlowerLady

  7. Hello sweet friend. I know you have been through a very rough journey these past years. A journey which never seemed to make sense sometimes and you felt such deep sadness. I am happy for Madi to be moving into a place of peace and love and new experiences. I have lost touch with you and have missed you. I am praying for better days ahead for you. I look forward to seeing where your journey is taking you.

  8. So happy to see you posting again. Life is a rough road at times but hopefully there are some good times ahead. Prayers for you and Madi as you both follow these paths!

  9. Such new paths for you both. God has you both in the palm of His hand. What an awesome place to be too. But.....I know your heart is breaking with a bitter sweet time. Paying for your spirit right now. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  10. Big hugs Cindy, and lots of prayers, as you transition through this time. xoxo

  11. so glad your back to blogging
    I have missed you



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