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A View from an Empty Nest: Surprising, Poignant, Wonderful Things on the Horizon

A View from an Empty Nest: Surprising, Poignant, Wonderful Things on the Horizon

by Bonnie Sparrman

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Overview

Hope and Help from One Mom's Heart to Another

As you send your child off to college or to start their independent adult life, do you suddenly find yourself grieving the loss of your kid's childhood? Are you struggling to adjust to your shifting role and life in a quieter home? You are not alone.

Bonnie Sparrman has been where you are and is here to offer reassurance and encouragement. In this helpful guide to navigating your new reality, you will

  • realize your continued value, albeit in a new way
  • be inspired by Scripture verses and real-life stories
  • know that grieving is a healthy part of this transition
  • gain a better understanding of how to communicate with your child as an adult
  • draw closer to God as you seek His will for what comes next

As you release your child out into the world, know that God is here to guide, comfort, and care for you. You can do this.



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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780736973908
Publisher: Harvest House Publishers
Publication date: 09/04/2018
Series: Just for Mom Devotions
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 224
File size: 742 KB

About the Author

Bonnie Sparrman is an author, teacher, speaker, and nurse. She has worked as an OB nurse and Parent Educator in several different cities in the U.S. Her books include Meditations for Mom…Simple Reflections on Grace, Faith, and Motherhood and Baby Blessings…Gentle Words of Faith to Encourage Mothers of Newborns. Bonnie also teaches culinary classes and leads team building events for large multinational companies.


Bonnie Sparrman is an author, teacher, speaker, and nurse. She has worked as an OB nurse and Parent Educator in several different cities in the U.S. Her books include Meditations for Mom…Simple Reflections on Grace, Faith, and Motherhood and Baby Blessings…Gentle Words of Faith to Encourage Mothers of Newborns. Bonnie also teaches culinary classes and leads team building events for large multinational companies.

Table of Contents

1 The Chapter Before the First 7

2 One Thing Leads to Another 14

3 The Parentals 29

4 Six Minus Four Equals Two and Sometimes One 33

5 Truth That Leads to Joy 36

6 Compared to What? 40

7 Tearing Out Their Hair! 45

8 Children of God 49

9 Hoping for a Heart-to-Heart 52

10 A Love-Hate Relationship with Social Media 56

11 Deliver Us from Envy 64

12 More Peaceful than a Mud Pit 69

13 Keeping the Faith 73

14 Dropping Them Off 78

15 Panini Parents 84

16 The Empty-Nest Watershed 88

17 Faith Walk…Not a Cakewalk 93

18 Care Packages 96

19 The Original Empty Nest 101

20 The Best Kind of Rest 107

21 Bring Them Safely Home 113

22 The Classics, My Early Morning Friends 120

23 The Boomers and the Boomerangs 125

24 Millennials and Their Stuff in the Basement 129

25 Millennials: What We Learn from Their Thoughts on Things 133

26 Apple Pie at Midnight 138

27 A Puppy, a Rabbit, and a Bear 143

28 Flawed but Forgiven 148

29 Saying "I'm Sorry" 154

30 Turtles, Tables, and Satellite Moms 159

31 Safety in Numbers 164

32 A Cacophony of Quiet 170

33 Finding Fulfillment in the Emptiness 175

34 Gurney Faith 179

35 Search Me, God 183

36 Standing for Justice 187

37 Writing Down the Empty Nest 192

38 Because He Bends Down to Listen 197

39 Letting Consequences Teach 202

40 Ground the Helicopter 206

41 Till Death Do Us Part 211

42 Identity Theft 216

Notes 221

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