A gray, dreary, rainy day. No photos today since I am subbing again for the district music teacher - middle and high schools. Good day to have definitive work to do.
Yesterday I spent an hour or two on Mom business by phone -- listening, reassuring, assessing, opining, laughing and building up. That laughing and building up part is most definitely a reciprocal benefit.
Funny how that role can still fill an afternoon, even with an empty nest. That is the nature of our easy communications in this day and age. It was a nice way to feel connected to my children, and well timed. Now and again a day arises when I feel the emptiness of this house, and I long for the presence of my family. Yesterday was one of those days.
Stopping to listen to one of my children in some kind of need, even an uncertain one, is worth every investment of time, even when I am interrupted in something I wish I could stay with. Because it comes back to me twofold or tenfold when I might be the one in need!