And just like that, the house is empty. All of my chicks have left the nest. One took his family to live in their own nest and the other two are heading back to college. Circumstances make it impossible for me to accompany my college kids back so in a flurry of last minute shopping, packing, laundry and a birthday party…. I find myself alone. Well, actually Ari and I find ourselves alone.
My emotions are a glorious mess and nearly impossible to describe so instead of attempting it, I have created a playlist:
The Sound of Silence– Simon & Garfunkel
You’re Gonna Miss This– Trace Adkins
Where Does the Good Go– Tegan & Sara
Entwined– Tim Myers
Hello Goodbye– The Beatles
“How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.” -A. A. Milne
As our first day as empty nesters comes to a close, we are settling in to binge-watch Grey’s Anatomy, which we are way behind in watching. I suspect Ari will sleep through most of it but as long as she leaves enough room on my chair for me, it’s all good!