AND BIGGER AND BIGGER AS THE WEEK PROGRESSES!
By the weekend it will have grown to an astronomical size. So large that my breathing will be restricted, and the flood gates will break loose, the tears will flow, and the weeping and sobbing will begin.
THIS LUMP IN MY THROAT!
On Sunday night or sometimes on Monday, I will drive away from my son, leaving him four and a half hours away from me (at college). I will come home to a house where he no longer lives and to a room where he no longer sleeps.
I have not really taken care of him (so to speak) in a while. He is 20 years old. But I have been here for ALL of those 20 years to see that he had a place to live, a bed to sleep in, clean clothes to wear, money to spend, food to eat, gas in his truck, doctors to see and medicine to take when he is sick, encouraging words when he is down....
I am afraid I am about to find out that the "Empty Nest" has little to do with the house and all to do with the heart!
A new chapter in our lives. One that has come TOO soon!
I will update as soon as I can pull myself together.