Our empty nest is a test of trust of God’s plans for us and our children.

The time has come, your oldest child is ready to spread their wings, leave home and fly into their next exciting season of their life.

Are the parents ready?

The emotions are real, the sense of loss fills our hearts, but we know its time, and we must let go.

In today’s episode, we will hear from Karen Trueman, a beautiful mother who shares how she has been preparing for this transition in her family as her son Michael moves in a new direction and season of his life. 

Every parent can relate to the emotional struggle that is also mixed with the celebration of your child’s accomplishments, creating a bittersweet moment in a parent’s journey.

The Empty Nester Transition is one transition that cannot be stopped.  It is inevitable that our children will grow and the time comes, and it comes so quickly for them to leave.

Is your heart ready?

Every parent can relate to this transition.Let Karen inspire and encourage you as she shares her heart as a mother and how she is embracing this new season not only for her son, but also for her husband and her two other sons who are still at home.

“Give the ones you love wings to fly, roots to come back and reasons to stay.”



Show Summary

Across the nation, millions of freshman college students are preparing to decorate their dorms and begin to settle into their first semester of university life.

This can be a time of mixed emotions for many parents, who are excited to see their children begin the first chapter of their adult lives, but who may also be struggling to adjust to a new daily routine without their kids.

Karen Trueman, shares her heart, her faith, and her struggles as she and her family prepare to have their first child leave the nest.


“Your child’s life will be filled with fresh experiences. It’s good if yours is as well.” —Dr. Margaret Rutherford



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