For the mom reading this who is still homeschooling her children – don’t forget your fellow travelers who are no longer on the same road as you! They have wisdom, empathy, and knowledge to offer.
And for the mom who is with me – a empty homeschool nester – I see you. I understand what you are going through.
I believe it is good to acknowledge your feelings and go through a period of grief, but God is good, and there is much ahead now that you have honed your intellect, patience, and practicality for so many years.
I hope to support you here as we move forward together in this next stage of life. (For now, you might want to print out these scripture cards. My first defense when my mind goes south is to remember the truth of what God says about me.)
Also, the following books (because you know I love to read!) have been helpful to me in this stage of life. I have found this book to be a gold mine of information as I parent my adult children.