Empty Nesters have basically worked their way out of a job. And into a new one. I was sad when we finished homeschooling, but the goal was for the girls to graduate, and we got there, and it was a good thing. It’s the same with Mommy-ing… we miss the “baby” years, but we’re so glad when they can tie their own shoelaces. And run an errand for us. And manage their own home. Our goal as “Mom” is to raise adults. And then we’re done.
Or are we?
We ladies still go on being Moms. We still worry when they’re sick. And stay up late to see their headlights come in the drive. And help them out when they need it. And give advice when it’s wanted. And bite our tongues when it’s not. (Sometimes.) We still have a “Mom” purpose, though the official job description has changed somewhat…
Older women are to live in a way that honors God,
They must not slander others or be heavy drinkers.
Instead, they should teach what is good.
Then they can train the younger women
to love their husbands and children,
to be self-controlled and pure,
working at home, kind and good,
obedient to their husbands,
so that the word of God is not reviled.
~Titus 2: 3-5~
(Several translations combined)
This new job is going to take a LOT of…