As I sit back and ponder life without children at home, I am thinking of all of the possibilities and roads which my life may take. If one had asked me a few years ago about my feelings when the kids flew the coop, I would have been sad, dismayed and even felt a twinge of abandonment. Now that a few have gone and just two are left, I am rather enjoying the freedom that comes with not having to take care of the children. The time that is left in my day that used to be full of teenage drama is now spent relaxing and strengthening my bond with HistoryMike. We have so much more time together and thank heavens we still know how to enjoy it! I am blessed enough to have the family come to dinner on Sundays and to catch up on their lives, get some hugs and kisses, give advice (whether wanted or not, I just can't help myself), and then send them off into the world again.
What will the future hold? I don't know, but I am open to the possibilities and I greet them with open arms and excitement!