McKay came home Monday night because she was "missing" her family. She called and at first I thought something must be wrong. I kept asking..." are you okay?" She kept saying she was fine. When she got home that night, she just really wanted to be with the family. My boys were overjoyed to see their big sister. They are very close and they look up to their big sister.
It makes my heart SWELL knowing that she wanted to see us. She needed a little break and to "come home." She spent the night since she did not have classes on Tuesday. We decided to run errands, shop a little at the mall, and have a "healthy" lunch at Subway. We had some deep and meaningful conversations. She "gets it" now. She realizes how and why we are stricter parents...why we tend to have "more" rules and "academic" expectations for our kids. Today she thanked us for guiding her and raising our family to be close to each other. McKay said she "loves that we are so close." I just felt so happy that she is only 18 years old and she cherishes what really matters most in life.
We decided to stop at the Dollar Tree (a new store by our house). These stores suck you in... I really love these type of stores. You look at everything for a dollar and instantly I am sucked in. I have to have it. ha!
We decided to celebrate Halloween a day early together. She loves glasses and wanted us to have mustaches. We are silly together and yes, it's FUN memories. She went back to school and I have these "GREAT" photos to remember our crazy fun day together. We decided to celebrate together.
Happy Happy Halloween... now go takes lots of photos and be SAFE.
I am praying for everyone dealing with the horrible storms and Hurricane Sandy. I am watching the news and constantly thinking and praying for everyone. It's times like these that we are reminded of how fragile life truly is.