owls and lost empty nests

Parenting isn’t easy. When owlets leave the nest – there’s a sense of mission accomplished, for some tinged with uncertainty and sadness. But what about when they return… does it speak of a secure nest to which they desire to come back to, or is the return out of desperation, necessity, (false) guilt or other reasons?

This owl survived the empty nest -and truth be told – relished it. There was space to move, to think, and to grow. Then one owlet moved back and now the other – a full nest syndrome- but no owlets only owls. It’s an interesting time.

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One Response to owls and lost empty nests

  1. Oh I have been through that scenario several times, interesting is a good way of describing it, no easy answers, just go with the flow, sort out boundaries and see the gifts of having a full nest again.

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