When my first child left for college, I knew the end was in sight. I knew that navigating the transition to the next season of life would be a challenge, and I needed help. Sweet friends agreed to pray with and for me, wonderful older moms opened their hearts by sharing their own experiences, and great books stepped in with wisdom and practical advice. Here are some of the resources I found (and continue to find) most helpful. Want more information on these resources? Click on each book to open a link on Amazon.com.
Lots of young moms tell me that even the prospect of the empty nest brings fear and anxiety to their hearts. That feeling is totally normal! When my oldest child headed to high school, all of the sudden the empty nest loomed large before me. How do you prepare your mother’s heart – even years before it comes? With this in mind, I’ve put together a special page of resources for Not-Yet Empty Nesters, another geared just toward New Empty Nesters, and finally, one for Long-Time Empty Nesters. My hope is that the resources I’ve recommended will be a blessing as you seek not to just survive, but thrive, during this season of life. We can do it together, and I’m going to encourage you all along the way!