It's gonna be mighty quiet around here...
Yesterday morning my oldest son picked up the bag of laundry that he brought home Friday and headed out the door and back to the camp where he works as a counselor. He was home for a grand total of 14 hours. He’s 19 and I’ve gotten used to him running in and out.
This morning my 15-year-old daughter headed out the door with her suitcase. She is off to the Dominican Republic on a mission trip with a group of teens and adults from our church.
I have sent kids to New York City and New Orleans and a variety of places in between over the past half dozen years or so. This is the first time I will have sent one out of the country, I’m not sure I am entirely comfortable with the idea.
Children grow up and move on with their own lives. That’s how it’s supposed to work, I understand that. But….
Instead of four children, I’ll only have two this week. Of course, the following week I will have five so the quiet will be short lived.
Image Credit » The photo is my own