She called to say the best friend in the whole world’s mom wanted her to spend the night yesterday.
She said, “she was a little nervous because the last time she spent the night it wasn’t the night that gave her trouble – it was the early afternoon.
I took a deep breath and said, “you’ll be okay this time.” “You go and have fun but, be smart and careful, and drive slowly wherever you go.”
What we really want to do is: wrap her in bubble wrap, drive her everywhere and never let her out of my sight.
But that. . . might drive us both crazy.
Before bed I took note of the normal for her, for us . . . and then the little sister asked, Can I sleep in her bed?
and this life. . . moves on.
Happy 4th from down South
having that extra car because Auntie loves so much made life easy the past month
talking to the girl with the brown eyes about her plans for the future
attending a different Mass of the Byzantine rite
helping little hands
hanging out in the kitchen talking and drinking coffee