Tuesday we took The Johnnie back to campus. It was a busy summer, full of travels and memories, family dinners and challenges. Now it’s time for studies to take over her calendar. She’s ready. I’m delighted for her!!
But it’s the QUIET. So very quiet.
The last week or so there were errands and to-do lists. Evenings and the last few weekends flew by. Church events. Day trips. Driving lessons. Shopping. Gourmet meals in my kitchen (not by me!) All have vanished from my calendar.
The silence is punctuated by two cats who are confused as to their best human sitter’s disappearance. We are attempting to be acceptable cat servants, but the bar is set pretty high.
The seasons are on the razor’s edge between summer and fall. It’s a reminder of how short life is, and how precious life and loves really are.
If you’ve got ’em, hug ’em! Hold them close!