Friday, January 30, 2009

"Empty Nest", he says....

Cheney and Alan are out in Wheaton, IL looking at Wheaton College. Cheney has ditched his Dad tonight to stay in one of the dorms. We both agree this is a good thing for Cheney and if Alan didn't feel good about it, he would not have left him there. So, Alan had dropped Cheney off and was driving back to the hotel alone and we were talking on the phone. Alan told me that dropping him off there is kind of the start of an empty nest for him. I asked why and he explained that Cheney going to college will really mark the end of part of our life. HELLO!!!!! Is that not what I had been saying and coming to terms with for the last several or many months???? What a funny guy he is. I guess he just needed to realize that on his own while spending the weekend with his boy who working towards being all the way grown. Big Sigh!!

God has given me such peace about Cheney and Alan doing this college visit together. I don't miss much in my kids' lives and when I do it is usually kicking and screaming. Now through in there that it is his birthday and I wondered how I was going to make it. But, God is good and this is the weekend it was supposed to be. God gave Alan and Cheney the chance to do this together and even set up all kinds of details that show we have a God who cares about the smallest details.

6 comments:

Kelli said...

when I had empty nester, I had two more babies. hehe

Miss Melanie said...

I was just thinking last night, this is the beginning of the empty nest for the Hesters, and here you post this, wow!

I hope to start a nest someday with John. God can do it.

Martha said...

The nest never stays empty for long, it just makes room for some grandchildren.
:)

Tina said...

Men!? Go figure, they are so funny. I can so relate to your Hello?? Happens here all the time. It will be sad but also so cool to see Cheney stretch out those wings. I still can't get over how much he looks like Alan. "Its like he spit him right out of his mouth" (hint, you have to say that with a real southern twang for it to be effective)

Bethany said...

"This marks the beginning of the end part of our lives"...

That is so weird. You guys are not old. So this is not the beginning of the end part. That won't start for years. I insist.

Kim S in SC said...

Ah, letting go. Even though we know all along it is the plan, to let them grow up and move on, it is still ...different. IT makes me wonder how the FATHER felt when He let His Son come to earth? Glad to read your posts. Thanks.