Christmas Cards Filled My Heart
◦ As I was thinking about my sending Christmas cards this year, God made me realize empty nest freed up time for me to devote to other people. His affirmation made me feel as if I had pleased Him. He was also saying empty nest has its advantages and sending cards was a good way to fill my heart. My nest was not as empty as before. I could see little birdies needing to be fed that weren’t there before. I’ve been struggling with empty nest for almost 3 years now. It’s still hard, especially lately with my daughter so busy she barely has time to call. She is becoming more and more independent, which is good and I’m proud of her. But it also makes me feel less loved and needed. I know she still loves me. It just doesn’t feel the same as it did before.
◦ Thank you God for talking to me and pointing out that sending Christmas cards was a meaningful way to fill my empty nest.