Mighty oaks from little acorns grow (Proverb)
The creation of a thousand forests is in one acorn. –Ralph Waldo Emerson
Every noble achievement is a dream before it is a reality just as the oak is an acorn before it is a tree. – Patience Strong
The boughs of the oak are roaring inside the acorn. – Charles Tomlinson
Think of the fierce energy concentrated in an acorn! You bury it in the ground and it explodes into an oak! – George Bernard Shaw
The idea behind these quotes is where the nut part of our name comes from. For both of us, this is a new stage in our lives, not the complete beginning, but a new beginning and a time for growth. A chance to grow into something new and different. For me (the daughter), it’s a time to leave home, explore new places, have new experiences, and, in the words of Emerson, create my own forest. Where my mom comes in is where the analogy gets even cheesier; the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree, the acorn not far from the oak… you get the idea. So, mom is the oak, I’m the acorn.
Your child’s life will be filled with fresh experiences, it’s good if yours is as well – Dr. Margaret Rutherford
Now, the nesting part is my mom’s half. She’s an empty nester as off September 2016. I’m home now for a short time, but for the most part she’s getting used to a quiet house, adjusting to her own schedule without the worries of ours, and helping us get used to living in our own nests. In her own words, she says “now I can do what I want, and eat what I want when I want without doting on children or teenagers all day”.
We thought Nesting Nut was the perfect short, catchy phrase that sums up this new adventure. Starting this blog is a way for us to adapt to the way our relationship has changed and continuing finding new ways to bond and create memories. We hope you enjoy Nesting Nut as much as we do!
- Ashlyn and Denise