This was a great weekend for us – the college kids and I were home together all weekend! We bonded again (which is good because sometimes when they’re away, the connection can strain). We had some good heart to heart talks too which helps us to reconnect. Their dad was MIA (missing in action) as usual – no word from him for Easter – so I didn’t have to share the holiday which was good. And I think that was good for the kids because they didn’t feel torn between us since he didn’t even mention it. Although they don’t expect much from him, so that’s sad to think about in reality.
I love that I am HOME for my kids. While I didn’t make Easter baskets this year, nor hide eggs (because really, they’re too old), they had cards and little bit of fun money to spend as they want, tucked away in the card. We spent Sunday afternoon with my brother and his family (which was a lovely experience) too!
Simply put, it was a lovely weekend! Filled with laughter, talks, sharing stories and as always, lots of hugs and good night kisses from their Mom. And yes, I kissed them goodnight and they stayed up hanging out together until late in the evening! LOL
The cherry on top was that my older kid repeatedly told me how wonderful it was to be home and how much he appreciated me. My heart was overflowing with joy. And it’s not like I did anything really different than normal – but he hadn’t been home in 2 months so I think it was the comfortable feeling of just relaxing and being home that he appreciated. I don’t have the finances like his dad and that side of the family. There’s not a lot of spending going on here. I’m simple and thoughtful. But I’m always available, supportive and try to make things nice and I think that’s what he appreciates.
Home is where the heart is – it’s where you’re safe and loved and appreciated. That’s why I love being Home to my kids. Don’t you?