Sunday, April 16, 2006
EXHAUSTED with an Empty Nest Syndrome
We've spent the weekend with the grands ... such FUN!!! Laughter, food, naps, baths, playing dolls, balls, rides in the wagon, swings, slides, picking up gumballs, preparing food, meals, clean up, more playing, more clean up, reading books, going for a walk, more rides in the wagon, bed, food, more food, Easter surprises and egg hunt, sweets, and before I knew it, the weekend and holiday were gone, and the grands gone back home with their mom and dad.
The house echoes with quiet, and the babies' empty beds make me a bit sad. Though my arms ache and throb from lifting these growing toddlers, their laughter and their smiles remain in mind and in the journals I keep for them.
But I can't help but think how mighty fast the time flies. Wasn't it only yesterday I was doing this for MY CHILDREN!