Family is wonderful.  There was a very welcome voicemail on my cellphone from my precious daughter-in-law inviting us to dinner when we got in from Dallas.  It was a long drive home and I was dreading going into our empty nest…




 We let the cat out for awhile and then went to see our son, daughter-in-law and 7 wonderful grandchildren.  That kind of took the sting out of coming back to our empty house.

By the time we came home, we were so tired we went to bed.  I ducked into Mike’s room for a peek.  He had left it nice and clean, but luckily there is still a lot of him in there. 

I miss his hour-by-hour updates on the political scene, as well as his hugs and music.  But I only teared up once today.