Fledgling leaves behind parents in an empty nest

I found this folded-up letter addressed to Steve and me sitting on the unfolded clothes in the laundry basket in my youngest daughter’s room.

She must be anticipating the changes occurring in our home as her two older sisters (Aly and Chloe) graduated from college in December, and Chloe is getting married in two weeks and moving to St. Louis to attend chiropractic school. Phoebe will be flying the coop in August as a freshman in college.

Dear Janet and Steve,

I had hoped to sit you both down and have a good eye-to-eye talk before we separated and you started your big journey of growth. I know you are both very busy in all your activities, so this note will have to suffice for now.

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