Each week Ruth Ayres extends an invitation to share and celebrate events, big or small, from our week.
Sometimes I think God prepares us for what is to come by giving us a small glimpse in the present.
Ethan is out of town visiting his girlfriend and experiencing a new kind of freedom.
Megan is at the gym with the coaching staff preparing for the girls' basketball game tonight.
My husband is at the cabin at the river...doing whatever men do at river cabins.
I am sitting here writing, taking time to do what I want to do and being thankful for a glimpse of the empty nest.
I am thankful that my children are young adults who can navigate their way through their world and are happy with their life decisions thus far. I am thankful that my husband appreciates his time away and understands that I need mine as well.
Today is a glimpse of what's to come...and I am OK with that.
Because I have reminders that the nest isn't empty yet...
the humming of the washing machine with the weekend's first load of laundry
the unwashed dishes on the counter from yesterday's late night snack
the shoes laying by the door haphazardly kicked off
the backpacks and school bags sitting on the couch
Yes, it is just a glimpse....and I am OK with that for now.