The Empty Nest Blog Blog


Until Further Notice

Dear Self, I am writing this during the second week of “social distancing;” an attempt to help our world get a bit of control over the Covid-19 virus. It is imperative that we all...


Strength in the Struggle

I had lunch last week with four very special ladies.  Altogether their years on this earth equaled 371. It was a sad occasion that brought us all together; one of their dear friends had...


A Smile, A Hug, A Moment

“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”- Maya Angelou



As long ago as I can remember, my dad had a love of cultivating flowers and plants. In addition to being a minister, in essence “cultivating the souls” of those around him, Dad became...


On A Dreary Night in April…Angels

The lights on the dashboard began to dim as one-by-one the emergency indicators lit up. As we pulled onto the nearest exit ramp, the truck died completely. We were amazingly able to roll across...



Tha-thump, tha-thump, tha-thump. Once again, the noise near the rear of my car reminds me that I need to get it to a mechanic. Ever since that deer stepped out in front of our...



As my grandson climbed the hill on his new bike, his parents instructed him on the best way to make the climb a little bit easier. His shiny new wheels now had the ability...


Don’t Unfriend Me Just Yet!

I watched as my friend worriedly texted her adult children. She was reminding them that there were topics at their upcoming family dinner that were “off-limits,” because the conversation would inevitably not have gone...