Ever since my wife and I are empty nesters, life has changed in more ways than one way. There was a certain freedom to be gained in the beginning, but, as we realized, it all has its price.
As a family, we would make sure to have dinners together while sharing our daily happenings, decorating our home for holidays and baking birthday cakes for our girls.
These past years, however, meals went down to a quick-fix and family time was replaced by screen-time. No more decorating for special holidays and more importantly, communication went down to a once a week (at the most) WhatsApp call.
Going busily about our daily work life, we finally came to a realization. Why was life not as fulfilling anymore? After re-uniting during our summer vacation with our daughters, with friends and family, and simply enjoying a bbq together, it finally dawned on us. Even for us nomads family is very important, just as it is for the elephants I wrote about in “Mother to Elephants”. We, too, need to re-unite with our “herd” and start sharing all these special moments again!