My Scrambled Nest

An Almost-Empty Nest Journey of "Letting Go" With Laughter and Love, By Cathy Free

When I came across this snapshot tucked in the back of one of my mom’s old scrapbooks recently, I smiled, then felt a twinge of sadness. It’s my parents’ official engagement photo from 1957, taken four months before their wedding in St. George, Utah, on the day after Valentines Day, Feb. 15, 1958. Although my …

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As I write this, my daughter is curling up with the cat for one of her last nights in the bed she has slept in since age 5. This weekend, she’s leaving the house she grew up in and moving into an apartment with a friend to start the next phase of her life. I’m …

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