Monday, July 23, 2012

Now the house is too quiet!

Well, my heart is hurting tonight. This Motherhood and Grand-motherhood stuff, is definitely NOT for sissies! One minute you are heart broken because all of your kids have grown up and moved away. The house almost echos because of it's emptiness. Then our heart finally gets used to it and then Jeff and I really started enjoying our Empty Nester's status. Just as we started getting to know each other again and enjoying that free time, one child moves back in. Glad to have them back but a bit hard to adjust again. Then your older and married kids, buy a home and need to stay with us for a few weeks until they can move in. 
The house is no longer EMPTY or SILENT, matter of fact with two little ones running around, you can hardly think. Still having the girls here was wonderful, chaotic but wonderful. I loved getting up every morning to their little sweet faces and hugs. I loved kissing them good night and so today they finally got their home. I spent the whole day there and by evening Jeff came up, so we could at least help them get a bit of order to their mess. We got beds up, some of the stuff in the girl's room organized and their kitchen up. Got the kitchen stuff put away and most of the linens. It was fun to see them finally have their first home and what a beautiful home it is!  But still I am already sad when I came home to such a silent house! My poor heart can't take this! :)
Then we got this photo from Aunt Lauren today with her little Kai! She is the only one in the family who hadn't met Kai yet. Since she was finishing up her semester at college, we had her get a ride to California so that she could see her brother, sister-in-law and meet her new little nephew!

He is growing up so fast, and we are already having a hard time that we can't see and hold him more often.
Nana is missing this sweet face and hope that some how we can still stay in close touch... so he knows how much Nana and Poppa miss him! But for now we will let Aunt Lauren get her time with our little Kai!
Yes, even though Jeff and I are excited to have a bit more time for ourselves, we have to admit...these little ones have taken a strong hold on our hearts, and we feel blessed. Blessed to have a family that is so crazy about each other, that is what type of family...I always dreamed of!
Good night dear friends!

There is no doubt that it is around the family and the home that all the greatest virtues, the most dominating virtues of human society, are created, strengthened and maintained”    Winston Churchill 

 Grandchildren are God's way of compensating us for growing old.”   ~ Mary H. Waldrip

  "A happy family is but an earlier heaven."   ~ John Bowring