They left yesterday morning. My husband and I came home and the house was eerily quiet. On one hand, the introvert in me sighed in relief to finally have a chance to be alone and quiet. On the other hand, my heart hurt and missed my sister-in-law and nieces dearly. I wish I had been able to take off more time to hang out with them... coming home from work and eating dinner together was so nice. We cooked marshmallows on the stove together. I watched every awesome kid-tastic movie out there with them - Spy Kids 2 and 3, Frozen, The Lego Movie, the Pirate Fairy.... the nieces cuddled up with me.... After they left, I've been thinking about children - I can see myself loving any child as my own, really. In the meantime, I am thinking of my nieces, my friends' children, my family, my friends... and what I need to do to get us to see each other more, what I can give them next time I see them or talk to them, ...
Well, .... only God knows what'll happen in the future. God-willing, maybe 2014 will be our lucky year.