Last evening was one of those picture perfect Fall evenings. We took a drive. We headed for an airport that is about an hour and a half drive from our home, to pick up our youngest daughter. She had just spent a week with her fiance' and his family in the Midwest.
The sights were beautiful in the early evening hours. The sun was setting and we got to be a part of another breathtaking sunset.
I had lots of time to think as we drove. Most likely this will be the last time we pick her up at the airport as a single person. It sometimes feels so difficult to believe that our nest will be empty, and our daughters will each be having their own homes. We knew full well this time would be coming, and we are so thankful for the fine men who we have gained and will be gaining, as our wonderful son-in-laws, but there is still the touch of sadness that the time is fast approaching.
Their wedding date will be here soon. We are all looking forward to the special day. January will be here soon, right?
Picture taken by my daughter on her cell phone.
We wish them the best as they make their final preparations, and as we adjust to a permanent "empty nest" chapter of life.