Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Homeward Bound

Heading home today from the sunny, but quite chilly, west coast. It has been 100% delightful. My son-in-law is a wonderful guy, the little one is adorable and charming, and my Danica, well, she's my Danica. If you knew her you'd know just what I mean.

We've been sharing good meals at home, watching movies, and hanging out around their little place these last few days. I really love that best. Just being a part of their lives is my idea of how to spend time out here!

I will miss them dearly. Wishing I could tuck them in a suitcase. I'm already glad to know that in 6 months I will return to help welcome their next little one into this great big world.

But I do long to see my kids "still back East", as they say. I can hardly wait to touch some long wavy red hair, slip my arm around an almost 15 yr. old waist to steal a hug, and hear all about the adventures of a young boy - the kind of adventures only young boys have!

I will hear stories of music and musings from a purveyor of good concerts, some pondering of the heart from my tenderest of girls, catch up on relationships and salon happenings with the business lady, and my student-type boys will fill me in on campus doings.

And then I'll check in on the little yellow house down the street to hear squeals and giggles and see drawings and dress-up and love on my second daughter and her special family.

Ahhhh. Home, sweet home.


Blogger Quinne said...

Hi Darlene :) I am so glad that you had a lovely trip! Happy heading home to you. Love, Q

3:10 PM  
Blogger thisrequiresthought said...

what a thrill you were able to "squeeze" this trip into your schedule! I know the rest of your family misses you just as much as you have missed them.

oh yeah. one more person misses you.


5:14 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Welcome home! You were missed!

9:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This post makes me so glad to know you all...

8:30 PM  

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