I told her that her boy was coming!
All is as it should be. That vacancy at the end of last summer is filled with smiles and hugs and “Can we go to the lake?” I have a smile also, a deep full-bodied smile. Every cell is smiling because the young ones are back in their rooms, back at the dinner table, back on the sofa in the morning with the cat purring on their laps. They are requesting their favorite food, playing their music, hugging the dogs, and laughing at their own jokes. We begin this journey through the hot summer days together with a cool sense of rightness. Yay us!