We have a daughter and three grandchildren who live in Texas. There is a husband and father, but he is currently serving his country overseas. We all salute him.
This weekend, the women in my family are all going out to visit for a week. Grandma is already there. On one hand I wish I was going too. I miss seeing and holding my granddaughters, and I have a newborn grandson I have not even seen, up close and personal, yet.
Still… that’s a lot of women in one place at the same time. Add the kids and dog into the mix and you start to understand why I didn’t lobby too hard to be included in these plans.
Still… they are the women of my family and I miss them when they are away.
Every day I see these little signs on Facebook with sayings like “If you have a beautiful daughter, please share.” The saying can include handsome son, adorable grandchildren, wonderful man, best wife in the world, cute puppy, legendary cat, etc. etc. etc.
We used to have a sign hanging over the door that said “Home is where your mom is.” When they all moved back home a year or so back, we took down the sign and hid it. At one point we had seven adults, 31/2 kids and two dogs. It was crazy. It was difficult. It was great.
The kids have all found new digs. We’re down to three adults now. And one dog.
I miss the energy, the excitement and the drama. That’s all part and parcel of the modern family unit. When it is working it flows like butter. When the unit breaks down members scramble to fix it. It’s a good thing knowing you have people you love and who love you to watch your back when it needs watching.
We’re heading to the airport to drop off at 4:00 tomorrow morning. Already I can’t wait till they come back home.