My son found a wife who is not only perfect all by herself, but then as an abundant, amazing blessing, she comes with a family that we just adore.
All of them.
(Hopefully we won't scare them because we like them so much.)
This past weekend they brought me out to California take wedding photos for another daughter.
I got to see my son and his wife, which I loved.
|Jeff and Ashlyn, married 1 year|
But after 44 years of living in my parents' near orbit,
I find myself still feeling a slight emptiness in a corner of my heart a year after their move.
Wishing for the particular comfort of extended family.
This weekend filled that little empty divot.
And I had a place for a while, an actual physical feeling of belonging.
And it was so sweet that frankly, I cried a little when I left.