What To Do With An Empty Nest?

The lyrics from a popular song a few decades back keep running through my head: “Where have you gone my little boy, little boy? Where have you gone my sonny, my own? Turn around you’re two, turn around then you’re four; Turn around you’re a young man going out the door“ Today, as I reflect …

Just Five Minutes of Laundry?

This is the day when we write for five minutes non-stop, no editing for Lisa-Jo Baker’s “Five Minute Fridays”. So, here it goes: I finally did it. On the Thursday before he was to come home from college for fall break, I rummaged through the pile of discarded clothes in Youngest Son’s bedroom and made …

When Maybe It’s Okay To Say “You’ve Got a Friend”

Between doing loads of laundry…..checking off that college packing list….swiping at those unbidden tears…. I popped the CD on the top of my music stack into the CD player and was taken back 40 years to my one and only year in college. “You just call out my name, and you know where ever I …

A Little Feasting, a Little Fun and a Tear or Two

The tents have been folded away, the borrowed tables and chairs have been returned to their owners and the fridge is full of leftovers. Our day of celebration is a sweet memory. For the fifth time in 10 years (four sons, one exchange student), family and friends filled our lawn and our hearts in honor …