Are you there? Are you about to enter the Empty Nest? Are you looking at your son or daughter as they graduate and realizing this is it? Maybe you are Wondering, What Next?
I was thinking about this today as I thought of friends who are entering this next stage of life- we all enter it, right? May is the month. Differing levels of our nest being rustled and blown and changed.
Baby sleeping through the night and crawling to freedom. Toddler climbing up and over and under. Kiddo running through elementary school. Tween Getting Through middle school. Almost adult rounding the last corner of the track that is high school. And then bam. You are done. The nest is empty.
We really can’t prepare so much. But we can trust that He who is faithful will meet us and walk the path with us.
I wrote some thoughts about the path through and in the Empty Nest. Wondered if you needed to be reminded that He is able and more than sufficient for all of our needs.
But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. II Corinthians 12:9
I need to say that outloud. I need you to say it outloud to me. We need each other, for sure. If you have a friend who is turning one of life’s corners, might you share this SURSEE with them?
On this Saturday, remember that His grace is sufficient for whatever nest you find yourself in today. xoxo