Today I'm regretting not making an effort to have a morning walk with whomever may have been up for one during time off from school and work. I hoped to share quiet moments with my girl, or enjoy laughter-filled chats like "the old days" in Colorado. In a few days we'll be back to getting brief nightly calls from our girl. She's called us every night, except for the handful of times her schedule only allowed for a quick goodnight "I'll talk to you tomorrow." text. It is sinking in that visits home will be fewer and further apart. Her time has come to break away from the nest, you can just feel it. I'm excited for her; I encourage her when she starts telling me about options she's open to for when she's done with school. She's seems happy about possibly establishing life on the east coast... I love the thought of this. I'm confident that she'll make sound decisions as she gets closer to finishing school. I just wish we had gone on walks during this visit home that has flown by far to quickly.
I'm going to make the best of the next couple of days together, and anticipate her next visit home. It'll be a special time because she'll be here just in time for her younger sister's high school graduation. So, I guess I should still go ahead and make serious effort to take daily walks with hopes of shedding a few inches in time for springtime celebrations. It'll be good for me.
Stop by tomorrow for Five On Friday With Lil segments,