If you are experiencing an empty nest or standing on the edge of one, I encourage you read this post by Ann Voskamp.
I'll be waiting...
Love and pain are two chambers of the same heart
that pump courage through the aching veins. ~ Ann Voskamp
I'm glad you came back, but I must say, my words are not nearly as beautiful as hers.
Her post must have lingered in my heart and in my mind because tonight as I was working on a "snippet" poem, these words found me.
Try to remember
the tug of love.
It gets easier...
and then they leave
all grown up.
Give something wonderful
from old roots,
our most cherished values,
home, sweet home.
It's a guarantee.
The house seems just a little too quiet tonight.
Bloggers note: the idea of a found poem from snipped words from magazines came from Elsie. The word "snippet poem" just evolved into my own repertoire. This is a great slice idea, and I have used it several times. Here is Elsie's slice, my original inspiration.