Today we head home from our visit with the grand kids and it will be bitter sweet. I always miss my own house when we're gone - my nice deep bathtub and king-sized bed for instance - but I love all the quality time with my daughter and her family. If I had to choose I would gladly give up all the little pleasures of my own home to be with family, but still I enjoy getting back to them when I can. So I'm anxious to get on the road heading north east...but I know as soon as we pull out of the driveway I'll start missing the ones we're leaving behind. Life is full of such dilemmas!
Pennsylvania is lovely this time of year, but I'm looking forward to turning the corner of Woods Lane and Main Street and seeing that pond stretched out in front, welcoming me home. There just isn't a better welcoming committee anywhere than the swans and the windmills. It makes leaving part of my heart behind so much easier knowing what's waiting at the other end.