Just Because They've Left Doesn't Mean They're Gone

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Focus on the Family Publishing, 1993 - Family & Relationships - 185 pages
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Dad and Mom, may I have a bike? May I borrow the car? May I store stuff in the attic when I move out? Can you love and accept this stranger I'm marrying? Will you loan us money for a down payment on a house? Can you babysit the grandkids this weekend? May I move back home with you for a while? with my kids?!!! You thought once they moved out of the house, it would be safe to get on with your life. You said to yourself, "My children are adults. They can take care of themselves, and I can go fishing." So why do the kids still call with problems, need money, want help and advice, even ask to move back home again after they've been on their own for 15 years! Welcome to the real world of parenting. Kids grow up, but they never stop being your kids. And in today's tough economy and changing times, families need each other more than ever. Kids still need Mom and Dad -- no matter how old they get. - Jacket.

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Contents

What Empty Nest?
9
The Crowded Nest
19
Marrying Them Off
37
Copyright

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Stephen Bly was born August 17, 1944, Ivanhoe, California. Bly graduated summa cum laude in Philosophy from California State University, Fresno (1971). He was an American author who wrote over 100 books and many short stories, poems and articles. His books were primarily Western in genre. Bly's book, The Long Trail Home won the 2002 Christy Award in the Western Novel category. Bly had many series that he wrote during his lifetime including: the Rivers of Arizona Series, the Stuart Brannon Western Series, the Lewis and Clark Squad Series and the Horse Dreams Series. On June 9, 2011, Bly died at St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center in Lewiston after a 5-year battle with prostate cancer. He was 66 years old. At the time of his death, he was working on his last fiction book, Stuart Brannon's Final Shot. His wife, Janet, and three adult sons finished the novel for him; it was released in 2012.

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