The Daughters: Spring Vacation Visit

 

“A daughter may outgrow your lap,but she will never outgrow your heart.”

Just finished eight loads of laundry all towels and bed linen, but it was worth the extra effort.  The remaining four of my six houseguests, this past week, departed on an early morning flight returning to the cold of Wisconsin.

Since moving to Florida three years ago, the hubby and I look forward to spring school breaks and Christmas holidays.  Weeks and sometimes months in advance, preparation begins for our children and grandchildren’s bi-annual visits to our home.

During this visit, I am so grateful and thankful for the five days of relaxing face-to-face time spent with The Daughters.   Though we communicate, by telephone, at least two to three times a day; I treasure those times when we are in each other’s presence.

Hours and Hours of Quality Time with The Daughters Lounging on The Lanai

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Tasty Lunch with The Daughters at the Mall

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Diva Window Shopping Day with The Daughters at The Mall

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Picked Up a Strawberry Cheesecake to Share with Hubby and the Grands

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Expressing gratitude and appreciation to The Daughters who choose to spend their spring vacation with their Mom and Dad.

The Daughters and grandchildren arrived home safely.  Everything is quiet. The hubby and I have spent the day getting the house back in order, catching up on things that went undone including this week’s blog.

Reflections on The Daughters’Visit

As I grow older, the roles are reversing.  The Daughters are overprotective, watchful and uneasy when they perceive the slightest change in my physical, emotional or mental behavior.    Much like I was when they were children.  It was especially noticeable  during this visit, since I was experiencing a flareup with knee pain.  I grunted and limped, determined that pain was not going to stop me from spending quality time with The Daughters.    Despite my reassurances that the knee pain would taper off, The Daughters talked about a range of corrective measures including a cane, walker, brace or visit to an orthopaedic surgeon for a knee replacement.   I vetoed every suggestion.   But, realistically  if the pain is not resolved, I may have to look at suitable options.

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