That’s the sound of an empty nest. For the last 2 weeks we’ve had my son, his wife, and her daughter visiting us from
Virginia. And last weekend we had my
daughter and her daughter here as well. Full house, indeed. And it was
wonderful! I loved having both my kids here! I loved having their families here
too! It was total chaos but it was nice to feel like a real mom again.
And now they’re gone. It will probably be a long time before my son and his family are able to come out again. And now that Lia is starting school everyday, visits from them will be fewer, as will be my visits down to
Fresno. Not a lot of
point to spending all day at the house and only being with Lia in the afternoon
and evening. I will admit to a LOT of sadness
about that. It’s just not as much fun to color in coloring books without Lia
there by my side…
BUT…now I hope to really get into my altered books again. I have decided that is my real love as far as crafting goes. I intend to clear out my craft room and put it back together again, with the hope that this time it will be “for reals” and will stay that way. I know that will make Myrtle happy.
So a new time of life starts. I’ve been less of a “mom” for some time now, and “grandma” now takes a back seat as well. Not having an outside job since having kids, my life and sense of self-worth has revolved around caring for someone else. Now it’s my turn.
But if Sarah calls and needs me for any reason, I will be in
Fresno so fast
your head will spin!