I finally had to leave Texas and all my sweet children and grandchildren. It was TOUGH pulling out of that drive in Austin---especially after Gabe had pulled me into a tight squeeze next to Scott's truck. Stopped on my way out for gas and a quick car wash and then down the road I go. I like my quiet time for reflecting upon life, but too much alone time can also pull you down and make the trip seem like an eternity. Helen had given me a book on CD "King's Cross". It is excellent and requires deep thought and chewing it over time. I have almost finished it. That and turning up the radio and singing along helped break up the trip.
Once I got to Waco, I had to fight the steering wheel to turn toward Ruston and not keep headed North to Fort Worth. It does come a time to let your kids live their lives and return to the reality of mine.
With THAT SAID---it was a WONDERFUL week and I am blessed to have such wonderful kids and grandkids. We ALL had a GREAT time!