My name is Ann. I am a mom in my early 50’s. I have thought about writing a blog for a really long time, but I could never decide on a topic to write about that people might find interesting or maybe even helpful. I have spent the past few months thinking about what my life will be like when our last child leaves for college. I searched for articles to read that I might relate to, and I finally decided writing down my own feelings could be therapeutic for me. A week ago I drove to Michigan to visit my parents. I found myself crying the entire 3 hour trip. I was reminiscing about raising my children and the speed at which my life is passing before my eyes. When I returned home from my trip, I sat down at the computer and began to type. The nest is empty blog was born. I hope that my experiences might be something that you can relate to and better yet, I hope that you might find some comfort in knowing that you are not alone. We birds with once full nests must stick together!! Peace.