It's the Little Things

 

It’s the little things
Peering into his room and recognizing what’s missing
It’s the little things
Turning to his “place” on the couch and no one is there
It’s the little things
Finding myself laughing alone at a funny video
It’s the little things
Setting the table for four instead of five
It’s the little things
Hearing his brother realize the empty state of their bedroom
It’s the little things
Our family now fitting in the first two rows of seats in the van
It’s the little things
No longer hearing his voice cut the silence; in laughter or arguments
People ask me how I feel now that my child is out of the house. It’s a big adjustment that grows from little things.
 
photo credit: Adam Birkett @unsplash

2 thoughts on “It's the Little Things

  1. Cindy

    Amen, amen, amen! It’s been almost 15 years since my oldest went off to school, 11years since I began living in an empty nest and it is still hard! I’m so proud of all my kids have done and happy they’ve moved on with their lives just as I’d hoped they’d do, but oh my momma’s heart! I promise it does get better. You find a new normal but there’s always part of me wanting to tuck them back under my wings and hold them close. Prayers for you Stephanie as you move into this new stage of life, Cindy visiting from #fmf FB page

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