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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