I feel as
though I could have written that quote. I haven't been dealing well
with the empty nest, I sorta feel like a fish out of water. I have
been putting my energies into getting both the house and the
lake house fall cleaning...yucchh.
God works in mysterious ways. John called Monday morning and
said he was coming home Tuesday night from Vermont, as those were
his days off this week. I know he was coming home
because of how sad I have been with one child living in Vermont and
the other in New Orleans....which brings me to another issue, the implications of the impending hurricane Ivan to New Orleans.
John had called, and after watching the track of the hurricane, I
decided to be ahead of the game and bought a refundable roundtrip
ticket for Kara to come home if needed on Wednesday. As Monday
wore on I realized I prolly should have made the ticket for Tuesday.
I called Southwest and they were wonderful and most accommodating and
switched it to Tuesday. Shortly after doing that, Kara called
from Tulane and said they were evacuating and closing the school
Tuesday morning. How fortunate I felt to be able to say...you
are coming home, pack your bags, you are booked out of there for
arrived home yesterday afternoon, bubbly and happy....she loves
school but was thrilled with this unexpected visit home. I
can't believe she has only been gone a month, to me it feels like a
are now awaiting what will happen after the hurricane, wondering
how much damage will be done to New Orleans and when Tulane we
night around 10pm John arrived home (we didn't tell Kara so it would
be a surprise). He turned off his lights and drove down our
500 foot driveway in the dark, snuck into the house and walked into
the family room where Kara was sitting on the couch snuggled in her
Dad's arms watching TV together. She looked up, saw John, her
look was priceless, definitely a "Kodak" moment.
Needless to say the two goons stayed up half the night catching up
on each others lives. They are both sound asleep in their beds
as I write this.
me just say I am one happy mom...
I have been on plan since I last wrote and as of yesterday lost 4
a great day all.... I know I will
thoughts and prayers are with those who will be effected by the
hurricane...may you stay safe.