In a Matter of Hours

Ben and Luke are just boarding their last plane home.

I've been so grateful for the texts, and video chats, and pictures, but I'm looking forward to seeing them and holding them and hearing their stories in person. I can't wait for us all to be under the same roof again.

Relationships are built on so many things. Big things, but small, simple things, too. Just being together. Even if we aren't interacting much. There's something about us being in close proximity.

Oh, sometimes it drives me batty. I've enjoyed this past week of quiet and ease. But it only serves to remind me of what's really important to me right now and where my heart really lies.

Here, at home, with my family. Just doing simple, day-to-day things. Living and being.

It's good I'm feeling like that as the weather prepares to turn cooler. Plenty of together-time then!

Luke being a Freshman is such a good reminder of how fleeting it all is. He's starting that slow pull away toward independence. I'm excited for the next chapter, but I'm starting to mourn it just a little bit, too. Just in the teensiest way.

Mainly, I'm just trying to be more mindful and aware and just make the most of every interaction.

In the end, that's all we can really do.


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