My husband and I entered Empty Nest this year and we’re facing countless changes–our oldest daughter is getting married, and as we plan her wedding to a precious, Godly man, we’re praying to remain focused on important things and not the “job robbers” satan would love us to fall prey to. Also, it is heartbreaking to watch my sweet MIL slip away more and more each time we see her, the ravages of dementia. It’s hit hard and fast, and painful to realize she isn’t really processing this season of life, the engagement of her first grandchild. My FIL is her primary (sole) caregiver, and we’re trying to anticipate his needs and minister to him in all this. They are precious people of faith, and have led their family well.
Note: our kids are in ministry and planning a wedding, even a modest one, carries so many mixed emotions; what we spend on a wedding, I’d rather gift them to get started on a sound financial note, and yet, it’s important to celebrate this beginning of their family. My daughter and I are NOT the type girls that have lived to plan a wedding, so what is fun for others is challenge for us (plus, she lives in one state, I live in another, and the wedding is in yet another! Crazy!) 🙂
Many other things, but mostly so thankful for those who would encourage us and love us through prayer. (How can I pray for you?) xo