here to read about it). After having my nest full with my four little boys, one by one they left and it was very hard on me. When Hayden went to college, it was a perfect way for us to test the waters. He left in August of 2012 to attend Pacific University which is several hours away from us. We went up to see him for his football games and he would drive down to visit us. He came home for Thanksgiving, Christmas and Spring break and then, of course, for summer. While he was home for the summer he decided he didn't want to go back to Pacific, he would rather live at home and go to the local community college.
So, we set up a bedroom for him in our new house and got used to him being around again.
I started my blog in the summer of 2007 as an outlet for my empty nest feelings. I wanted to be an encouragement to others, as well as myself, as I channeled through uncharted waters. My first two sons moved out in September of 2007, our third son in 2011 and now Hayden's official flight out of the nest in 2015. Blogging has certainly been therapeutic for me and I am looking forward to continuing on writing about our life and the many blessings the Lord gives us.
If you are interested, here are the links to my blog posts about my other little birdies leaving the nest....
Mackenzie, Cameron, Grayson and Hayden's first flight
"O' Lord, have mercy on me in my anguish. My eyes are red from weeping; my health is broken from sorrow." Psalm 31:9
"I thank God every time I remember you." Philippians 1:3