I am a mother of three – 2 boys and 1 girl to whom I was a stay at home mom. They have all walked out on the branch and taken flight, leaving me alone in the nest. (O.K. with 3 dogs and a husband of 25 years) So I am taking a look at this empty nest and trying to figure out what I would like to do for the next 25 years. I am refeathering my nest. So far there are a lot of tears – but I am betting in the long run – there will be change. Good and bad – like always.