This past week has been one of adapting. Last weekend we dropped our last child off at college, so getting used to an empty nest has taken some getting used to! This past week she has been settling in, learning her new job, and meeting new people. She was supposed to have a roommate in her dorm room but for some reason she won't be attending this semester, which is a disappointment to our daughter. She was really looking forward to sharing a room with another girl. The college did tell her to keep that side of the dorm empty, though, because she may eventually get a roommate. She also starts her classes today and will be taking her first journalism class. Very exciting for her.
As for us folks at home, things have not stayed the same either. I started my job this past week and since I am working more hours outside of the home than my husband, he has taken over the cooking and some of the cleaning. Being a homebody, it has has been a little hard to "let go" of the kitchen especially, but he has done a great job, a job, I might add, he takes very seriously :) Yesterday he made the lasagna for our third daughter's birthday celebration and it was delicious. He put pepperoni in it instead of ground beef and everyone loved it.
It's been fun to realize that it has been almost 26 years since my husband and I have lived alone. It takes me back to when we were newlyweds and had our whole life together ahead of us. We dreamed and talked about what we were going to do, our future children, and where we would live, just like most couples do. Now we have 4 daughters, 3 sons-in-law, 1 grandbaby, and 2 more on the way! Life is good. God is faithful.
I'm linking up with Making Your Home Sing Monday at Mom's The Word.