They call me an “empty nester.” Webster defines it as a parent whose children have grown and moved away from home. Does it count when they are in college? Mark (19 hours away by car) has not been home since January 2017. Alas, Rachel is only 90 minutes away, but college life is busy and she has not been home for a while either. I am beyond blessed to be the mom of two such hardworking, compassionate & creative young adults. In a few short days the house will be a lot noisier & my nest will be full….at least for a while.