This is the last week of summer, a profound statement to be sure. Six months ago, my husband came home to work. Six months. And I am not sure why that is so mind-blowing, except that it is! Slowly though, life is resembling normal. We have been attending church in person with my parents. Glory! We have trimmed way back our usual commitments. I am on a leave of absence from my ladies bunco group. I am not in Sunday school. We still Zoom our small group meetings. But, I can see a glimmer of hope when going to the grocery store and all is well there with the stock.
We truly are enjoying a new rhythm of life. We have found it so enjoyable to visit our college kids. This past Saturday we spent with our oldest. After a leisurely lunch with extended family, we played 18 rounds of disc golf, his favorite sport. Then we all enjoyed a trip to Dairy Queen. We took him to the grocery store and loaded him up. (Yes, there goes my grocery savings, Shani! Haha!). But I don't mind. It was a joy to get him restocked. He doesn't have a meal plan this year, also no car, and he finds it hard to carry groceries on the bus.
The weekend before last, we trotted up to see our youngest at his school. He decided that he wanted the mini-fridge that a friend had gifted us, so it was our pleasure to bring it to him and take him to lunch. We did not stay too long but it was so good to see him. He is doing so well and we are very thankful.
Soon it will be Grace's turn for a visit! And then they will all be home for 6 weeks at Thanksgiving. And then I am adding a newborn to my side-gig! I will so enjoy those newborn snuggles again. I will have 3 littles to keep me busy at home. And BOOM 2020 will be history!!
Until next time!