No, not about birds...unless I can be classed as an old bird! No comment!
Two of my sons have now left home, one went off to Uni over two years ago to do a degree in Motor Sport Engineering......move over Ferrari!
The other one left yesterday to follow a military career in one of the most difficult groups to get into, their motto is 99.9% need not apply and they wear a green beret if they survive 32 weeks training. He is only 16 and waving him off at the station was one of the hardest things I have ever had to do, made all the more poignant by all the coverage this weekend and today for the Armistice 90 years ago, never has two minutes silence seemed so long.
Anyway, life goes on and as I looked out of the window after the two minutes silence this morning I saw a little sparrow on the bird table and it seemed so ordinary and so everyday and yet so beautiful in the sunshine and somehow it cheered me that life goes on however hard it is to let your young ones out into the world. I have a strong faith and I know that God loves him more than even I do so he will be cared for whatever the future holds.
I still have a daughter at home, she is 23 and although she lives here it's like she doesn't because she is a young woman about town and quite rightly living her own life!
Roll on Christmas when they will all be home, no Christmas present will be as good as a houseful again...noise, dirty washing, electric guitars, empty food cupboards and unlimited odd socks!
I have heard people talk about "empty nest syndrome" and rather poo pooed it thinking I would never feel like that....and I do!
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