Kat is home. Danae is home. Erin is home. I am watching Melody’s flight home on flightstats.com. According to them she is passing over I-64 between Lexington, KY and Huntington, WV. The house is quiet. It feels surreal.
Now I know what it feels like to have all of the family come home for the holidays. I understand just a bit better why it is so stressful. Don’t misunderstand. I loved it! But at the same time I saw and experienced the stress of the girls coming home. We are their family of origin now. Until very recently, we were just their family. They are building lives of their own that will resemble ours, but be different as well. That’s the way it is supposed to be.
I desire to create an environment where our family feels welcome and loved; where they feel valued for who they are, not for anything they do. A place they look forward to coming. I do so love my family!