Sunday, August 9, 2009

All's Quiet on the Home Front

Jenny and the girls left a little while ago (around 11:00) and the quiet is "deafening" to say the least. With so many girls and so much activity, I hardly had time to sneeze, let alone think.

But the initial thrust of the overwhelming silence is worse than all that chatter and nonsense. It takes me some time to get my wits about me to figure out what to do. Yes - I know I say the same about all the commotion - seems there is not middle point for me in this. I truly miss them when they are not around - and I just want to let them know - with all my scolding and fussing, I wouldn't trade them for all the tea in China! ! ! I am truly blessed in being allowed to be a part of their lives and to have a small influence on them. (Pray my craziness doesn't rub off on them - LOL ! ! ! )

I still have Rease and Helena - but school will be starting soon - I lose Helena this year :( and I am sure I will be nuts (for a short time) with all this extra time on my hands!

Why can't time stand still for just a short moment and let me savour the good along with the bad? Why do I allow myself to live this rat race at such a pace that all perspective is shifted towards keeping up?

Sorry - just starting withdrawal.

Well, better go and mull around a little and see what I can get into. Toying with taking a nap, but its too quiet. Maybe I'll just do a little laundry and call it a day :). I'm sure I will find enough to do tomorrow.


  1. Barb, I am sure that your girls feel the same way about leaving you! I know that you are such a blessing in their lives because you are such a blessing to everyone! Thank you so much for the comments about little Liam. It means everything to know that you are praying.
    Love ya!
    Oh also I wanted to tell you, love that you have Caledonia on your playlist. It is one of my all time favorites!

  2. Thats really odd, I just posted a comment and it posts that it is from Heidi...its me Christie :) Funky?!?!

  3. Oh brother, I just realize that I am signed in under my sisters name. she was here visiting and I didn't realize that I was still signed in with her account...pregnant brain :)


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