Thursday, May 22, 2014


Two of my chicks are preparing to leave the nest.  Emily and Anna are moving into a nice little rental house in Lincoln with two of their friends.  Emily will be taking up residence this weekend.  Anna is going with us on our trip to Ethiopia to visit the littles' birth families, so she doesn't officially fledge for a few more weeks.  

Mother hen that I am, I feel quite anxious.  It will feel strange to have all three bigs in my house only as visitors.  It's the natural order and what we raise them up to do:  be independent and make a way in the world.

It still makes me sad.  Fly high, little chicks.