Thursday, March 8, 2018

Missing Her Already








My daughter Megan left yesterday and I am missing her already. We had so much fun while she was here and while I don't have photos of everything we did, there are a few to preserve the memories.

We had some pool days, as well as beach days. We did yoga on the beach, watched the Big 10 basketball tournament on the lanai (her a Michigan alum/us Michigan State alums) and had some great dinners and lunches at our favorite waterfront spots. We attended a Detroit Tigers Spring Training game and visited my mother in law as well. We watched the sun set from beach chairs and it was one of the prettiest we've seen so far.

But for me, perhaps the best day, was the day we spent shopping for her wedding. We had so much fun looking at possibilities for creating her vision. I now have two cake plates for the dessert table, awaiting the wedding day and that makes me inordinately excited. We also found a cute white dress for her to wear at one of her bridal showers and sitting in the dressing room while she showed me dress possibilities was such a touchstone to all those high school years of finding just the right dress for all those formal dances.

As all the empty nesters know, you go about your day to day life and while you miss your children, everything is fine and you are happy in this new normal. But, there is nothing better than having them home, sleeping under your roof and seeing their smiling face in the morning. And, you miss them even more when they are gone.

Happy Thursday!



  1. You are so right! Even though they grow up, it’s just comforting to have them home now and then and sleep your own roof. So happy to hear you all had a fun visiti. Congratulations on the upcoming wedding!

  2. Oh Vicki... we are close to an empty nest. Where was your daughter visiting from? I have a daughter who works in our city and a son in college in MN. And, one more in high school. laura

  3. Special memories made and making plans for the wedding, I know you enjoyed it all! The beach is calling my name:) Have a blessed day dear friend, HUGS!

  4. Aw! Glad y'all had a great time together!

  5. It's hard having them so many miles away, but I am so happy that your visit was so sweet. Sounds like you both have lots of planning ahead for you. It will be an exciting year:)

  6. You all look so very happy on these photos! Glad you had such a wonderful time. x

  7. Sounds like it was a wonderful visit! My twins are juniors in high school and I am very close to an empty nest. Just starting to explore what my next "chapter" is going to look like and what I want to do. So excited for your daughter and her upcoming wedding. What a special time for your family!

  8. Ah, heck! You were in Lakeland?!! Sounds like you had a great time and moving forward with wedding plans must feel good (and exciting!). Love the photos!

  9. Sweet and loving . .
    Ahhh yes . . . wonderful to have this time together . . .
    Even enduring the missing after . . .

  10. So glad you had such a wonderful visit with your daughter. Wonderful memories especially shopping for her wedding. Hugs.

  11. Beautifully said, Vicki, and I couldn't agree more!!


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