Owen and his new sister Willow Christine
The first of August our son, his wife, and their one year old son. moved in with us for a few weeks while their remodeled farmhouse was finished. Wife was 8 months pregnant when they moved in, and guess what happened night before last… 🙂
We’ve been empty-nester’s since 2012 so this has been an unexpected treat to connect with all of them on a deeper level while they have been with us.
Side note: As we were raising our own little brood, (we had four ) one of my main goals (as a parent) was to work myself out of a job. I believe by the time each of them hit 18, my role as their authority figure was 99% finished…. and 100% once they moved out.
Forgive me for a moment, while I stand on a soap box….What boggles my mind, is the number of my peers who still believe they are called to try and control some aspect of their adult children’s lives.
Boggles my mind.
So as son and family moved in short term, all of this was firmly in place.
Mostly wanted to post this brief update to celebrate the birth of Willow Christine.
I’ll close with another song that always gives me pause when I take the time to listen to the words…it’s called Generations by Sara Groves. She talks about the choices you and I make now, (both good and bad,) that have a way of touching our children, their children, their children’s children…you get the idea.
Well, time for a nap 🙂 DM