it’s dark and rainy this morning and it feels perfect.
after a longer than usual, hotter than usual, drier than usual spring and summer i am ready for the rain.
both kids are now in school full time.
the day that i thought would take so long to get here is here.
the introvert in me loves the quiet, uninterrupted time to get things done.
the part of me that has spent the last eight years as the main caregiver of my children feels like a part of me is missing.
watching them enjoy the freedom that they have leaving me and entering the doors of their school together warms my heart.
listening to them talk about the times they see each other at school lets me know that they are keeping an eye on each other when i am not there to do it.
there are two gifts we should give our children; one is roots, and the other is wings.
this will be an interesting time.
my main job is to still be their main caregiver, but it’s not a full-time job anymore.
i will be figuring out how to fill the time in between.
in between when they leave me for the day and when they return to my care.
today, i will fill it with organizing the pantry, cleaning their rooms, my bedroom, and the bathrooms with the open windows letting in fresh rain filled air while i listen to the maroon 5 pandora station as loud as i want to!
home is…filling the in between.