Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Back To Our Routine

The anticipation of company is always a happy time, but after they leave, there's that empty, sad feeling. You probably know how is feels. Most of us have experienced it at one time or another.

This morning, Jim's sister left after spending four days with us. She and Jim have so much in common and it was good to see the love between them and the history they share.

My sister-in-law's visit brought back lots of special memories, too, like the day Jim and I were married. I was a young woman of eighteen and she was only thirteen. I can still see us as we were then. I felt so much older than her then, but now we are much the same age (to me anyway). Wow, how time flies! It all seems like yesterday.

Well, anyway, the house is a little too quiet now and the two of us are back into life's routine....and I'm back to my blogging!

7 comments:

Donna M. Kohlstrom said...

There's nothing like a family visit to lift our spirits!

Joanne said...

Sounds like you had a nice mini-vacation, a break from routine. What a rich history you, Jim and his sister share.

Carol @ TheWritersPorch said...

I'm sure my son and family are breathing a sigh of relief after having 16 guests for most of a week!
I'm glad to be back in our little routine for sure! I love them all and it was great but there is no place like home and your on routine! :)

Anita said...

How nice for you to have had such a great visit with your sister-in-law! I've experienced that feeling of quiet emptiness after company leaves and having been the company that left too. Have a great day today!

suZen said...

That stunning piece of quietude hits every summer when guests leave our lake house after a visit. I know what you mean by a sad feeling. I think its good to feel that way - it means the visit meant something. Better than sayin' "Whew - glad they are finally out of here!" or any number of possible expletives, right?

Life Potentials Network said...

My husband and I have the opposite going on: we have just left our relatives and miss them so! But there is nothing quite like the feeling of watching our children's taillights leaving our drive as they say adios and go home. That nearly breaks my heart. It is great to have company and be lifted in spirit and hard to have the let down. Fortunately, it dissipates over time! And as my own Mother used to say, without a good bye there can't be a hello! wishing you well!

Angie Ledbetter said...

I've got my step-daughter, her husband and 3 kidlets arriving tomorrow. Can't wait!