The Empty Nest
Merry Christmas & Happy New Year from the Empty Nesters, Molly & Steve, along with Cooper & Obi, Bella who is a 3rd year at the Institute of the Arts Barcelona & Sawyer who just completed a semester studying in Hawaii & will attend NC State in January!
By Molly Exum
Approaching empty nesting was the hard part. The grief & nostalgia for a family lifestyle that was coming to an end broke my heart some days because I loved every single second we shared under the same roof & in the same car & in the same time zone! Then the end actually came and we realized it was really a beginning. Sure, I want to hold my babies again & hear the pitter patter of their feet & pack them up in the car & just have them near me. At the same time, we’re so proud of their independence & sense of adventure. Bella and Sawyer’s stories are just beginning and Steve and I have a front row seat… if only virtual at times.
We’re thankful for each & every day we get to spend with family & friends & we’re especially thankful for time spent with Bella & Sawyer (super thankful for FaceTime too!).
Wishing you and yours a joyful holiday season surrounded by the ones you love!
Molly’s behind the scenes 2022 Christmas card pitch video sent to Bella & Sawyer.
Molly Exum – Copy Writer
Steve Exum – Photographer
Sawyer Exum – Surfer
Bella Exum – Dancer
Cooper Exum – Beach Bum Pup
Obi Exum – Beach Bum Pup
Rodney Hogan & Rob Edwards – Card Designers