One upside of the children living elsewhere is the Visits. This fall, we got a visit from each. Lena was here during the power outage for a few days. Nate was here for a few days this past weekend. We enjoyed both visits! Lena and I had a fun afternoon going to an art exhibit. We had a couple of great grilled dinners with Lena and Tim. They shared with us their stories from South Dakota. Nate was here for his High School Reunion and brought Romy with him. She is a very busy person, wandering about the house, looking at everything. She discovered stairs and walked after the puppy never quite catching up with Boo. We had fun with Nate, too, when he wasn't running after Romy :)
We miss our children, but have wonderful visits.