With one of our college boys home for a quick week-long break, the dynamics of the household have changed again. I love how the kids rally around each other and long to just "be" as a complete entity in as many moments as possible. Dinner time together, a quick game of Yahtzee, a spontaneous trip to the High School musical... I take none of it for granted. Some of my favorite moments so far this month:
Watching Mesquite redeem a "One Dance-Off!" coupon she got from her sister for her birthday.
Discovering you CAN make a delicious meal out of JUST vegetables.
Feeling separate, somehow, from the kids at an activity we attended together, and then enjoying a well-timed embrace from Mr. Dub. The kids will eventually fly the nest... harbingers of this process of independence stare me in the face at every turn. I feel thankful EVERY day that I have an anchor in Dub-who-I-love.
Driving to seminary at 6:00 am and spotting Tommy Lee Jones out walking his dog. We made eye contact, and somehow he knew he'd been discovered. I swear! Who knew TLJ lived in OUR quiet little town?
The greenhouse is alive! Bursting with little sprouts that can't wait to get their feet planted on terra firma... it's all I can do to wait until Memorial Day weekend. But I must. It's the unwritten law of the sowing season in New England.
We're enjoying a gate of togetherness (minus one) and there are exciting things pulling us through to the other side.
There's a reason to celebrate every day.