It was always important to us for our children to be close. They were always expected to attend each other's events unless, of course, they, themselves had an event. This meant that the youngest was at ALMOST EVERY game, contest, etc. of his older siblings.
So now, the youngest is the one with lots of activities beginning. He is in Junior High sports, so has a lot more games. Last night was his final football game, and since she didn't have college classes or work obligations, the oldest was able to drive over two hours just to see him play. That's pretty sweet! The way it worked out she was even able to stay all night and leave early this morning to get back to college and work, so it was just a down and back trip. But even if it had been, she would have done it.
Another sweet thing happened Saturday. After I spoke at the Ladies' Day, I decided to go to the biggest craft/vendor show in Oklahoma, "An Affair of the Heart". I would have been fine going alone, but my oldest son decided to join me. I was shocked he even wanted to go! The 17 year old had been a few times and only liked it because of the cappucino/frappuccino, and this college boy did enjoy the food samples, but I think he really just went to spend time with me because I didn't get to see him during Fall Break. He knew I was sad about that. That's pretty sweet!
I know that as they get older and have their own families, these times won't happen. They will be busy and my husband and I will be making the special effort to go visit them and their families. Whether near or far (they say it will be near because they want to stay close to family - all but the youngest who's planning to live in Florida!), we will go. Those sweet times will continue.
Thank you, L and Z, for these sweet things! I love you both and appreciate you taking the time to do what you did! :) MOM