Okay…so this is my first week as an empty-nester. And you won’t believe how it’s going!!!
My second daughter, Stephie’s husband Jon, is out of town for the week. So Stephie, who is 11 weeks pregnant with our FIRST grandchild, is staying with us for the week! Yesterday, Emma (the baby who just moved out with her dog, Jetty bean), got a new pup, Aubie, and spent the afternoon and evening with us so we could meet the new puppy. And Bethany, our oldest daughter, dropped in and hung out all afternoon.
I made an early dinner. We took pictures of the puppy and laughed a lot. Mike came home to a flurry of activity. We sat around with mugs of milk and cappacino brownies that I whipped up at some point during the day, and just enjoyed each other.
It’s so sweet of God to ease me into this empty nest thing. This morning I got up with Steph and made her a light breakfast and some coffee and sent her off to teach her highschool English classes. (She has a big oatmeal cookie and a banana in a little brown bag!) She’s been great letting me “baby” her. She only works half days this year, so this afternoon , when she gets home we’ll make something good for dinner and maybe brainstorm about our upcoming family holiday parties.
Yesterday was a good day…and today has promise…I could really get used to this empty-nest thing!
This was a good day~