When You're Facing the Empty Nest
An ideal gift for women whose children are graduating from high school, When You???re Facing the Empty Nest lets readers know they aren???t alone in their feelings of loss. It offers a sense of hope for the future and practical...
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An ideal gift for women whose children are graduating from high school, When You???re Facing the Empty Nest lets readers know they aren???t alone in their feelings of loss. It offers a sense of hope for the future and practical suggestions for parenting their young adult children. Froehlich helps women discover the new things God has in store for them as they enter this phase of life. The book also includes discussion questions for use in small groups.
We go to great lengths to prepare for other major events in our lives. . .marriage, a new job, a move, a baby. . .why should the empty nest be any different? From the cutting of their first tooth to high school graduation, you've been with them every step of the way-loving, nurturing, and equipping your children for adulthood. And then they are off. . .immersed in a new life filled with fresh experiences and opportunities, and bonding with people you've never met. Meanwhile, back at home, you suddenly find yourself feeling displaced as your daily role as "Mom" is no longer needed. You feel foolish about the depth of your grief over this normal "life passage" and wonder if you're the only mom who is struggling. . . Unprepared for the roller coaster of emotions she experienced when her own daughters left for college, Mary Ann Froehlich offers comfort, encouragement, and hope for women in this season of life as she openly shares how with God's help, careful preparation, and the support of others, a potential meltdown can be turned into a "Midlife Masterpiece."
Mary Ann Froehlich is the author of 10 books, including What to Do When You Donbt Know What to Say, coauthored with PeggySue Wells, with sales over 52,000 copies. She holds a doctorate in music education/music therapy from USC and a masterbs degree in pastoral care from Fuller Seminary. Mary Ann and her family live in Southern California, where two of her children have left the nest.