Some friends and I just started reading and discussing the book "Barbara and Susan's Guide to the EMPTY NEST" by Barbara Rainey and Susan Yates. Barbara and her husband, Dennis, cofounded Family Life, an international ministry to families and marriages , and have cowritten several books together. All of that being said, she is a very godly woman (as well as Susan Yates) and they together wrote this book to minister to women experiencing the sometimes confusing and surprisingly difficult time called EMPTY NEST. Yep, I'm one of them and they have nailed me in the first two chapters. Yesterday as I was thinking about what I had read, I got out my paints and painted a little picture of a thought I had. Now don't laugh, it's a very elementary piece of art, but I had fun doing it. If you are one struggling with this time in your life, I urge you to pick up a copy of this book and I know you,too, will be blessed by their struggles, their humor and their insights into this topic! I would love to hear your thoughts on it, too!