Thursday, June 23, 2011


Well, I taught a class on Families CAN be Forever
last Sunday at church with emphasis on the word "can."
Such complex relationships there are in FAMILIES
as the children grow leave the nest and become independent.

Some never look back or remember when they came from.
Others linger near and return to interact regularly.
Parents once all important are sometimes forgotten,
eventually they age and depart-part of a shared history.

How interesting to watch nature repeat the cycle:
as birds mate, build a nest then lay their eggs.
Carefully guarded and watched over, soon the
little ones hatch and need to be fed and protected.

Too soon they are ready to learn to fly and be off
on their own to face their own dangers, mate and
begin families. Some will choose to fly solo through
their lives and forget their origins and roots.


  1. I loved this post Lin! It seems like it could have been written about me! My older son (32)is out in the world working hard and lives locally, the middle child, a son, is getting ready to make a big change in his life (he is 25),with his girlfriend and of course the baby, Ashton is 19 and in college. But as a mother I worry over all of them, not so much as where they are, what are they doing but now different worries..are they getting by in this terrible economy, are they happy with their lives? I only hope that I have given them the tools they need to have a good life with good people and that they remember where they came from!

  2. The great thing about the modern world we live in is that when the kids do take flight, we can still stay connected. Long distance families can work.

  3. I can't even imagine how some people can forget their origins and roots .But again world is full of all kinds.
    Very nice post Lin.

  4. I am very much in tune with the cycle of life right now..