Friday, March 30, 2012
Abigail is on her way home from her trip to Washington DC. Pierre dropped her off to school at 5:00am on Wednesday and she will be arriving at school any minute now. It was only 3 days, but it is a good preparation for me as I will have a few birdies leaving the nest in the next few years. Soon, my oldest will be looking at colleges. Only two more years and she will legally be an adult.
I am already dreading the term "empty nest." It is comforting that as they start leaving, I will still have little ones at home to take care of, but what happens when the littlest get ready to leave? Linus is barely a year old, but I know how fast times flies. Babies turn to children who turn to teenagers in the blink of an eye. Wasn't it only yesterday I was teaching her how to tie her shoes?
I have been spending some extra time rocking my babies these past few days as I was missing my Abigail. Next year all but two will be in full day school and Josie will be in a preschool program. I don't think I remember what it is like to only have one with me as I run errands.
Maybe I can find the rewind button on my life so I can relive it all. Not to change anything, but to etch the memories deep in my mind and really enjoy each moment. I would like to go back 16 years ago to when it all began in a small apartment, just Pierre and I awaiting the day I would go into labor.
Time to go hug my babies tight and wait for my Abigail.