Today was another beautiful Saturday. Gulp. I have the 10 day weather forecast on my favorites bar and have just about worn out the poor website. So far, so good, though. A minute ago, the August 13th forecast called for a partly sunny day with a high of 77 degrees. I’ll take it.
Rain or shine, the show will go on. And the thing that I am most looking forward to is having family all together. In a few days, our daughter and her husband will be midwest bound. I cannot wait to wrap my arms around her and whisper sweet grandma-words to my first grandchild growing inside. How I love having all my little birdies back in the nest for a little while. My brothers and sister, nieces and nephews, and my aunt will come. And many friends will share the day.
There will be some empty places, though: Grandpa O. and my dad will be missed: also my mom, who died when I was only thirteen. It hits me once again how thankful I am to be able to witness these family milestones. What a blessing to see all my kids grow into adulthood and watch them launch into life. To be together – that’s all that matters, really.
Who cares about the weather? (I just checked – partly cloudy and 76.)