The stepchildren have returned to their home of Culiacan, Mexico where they live full-time with their mom, grandma, maid and assortment of relatives that have been assisting and shaping their upbringing.
There is silence and the house is a mess. But tomorrow, my own ‘Merry Maids’ are coming to do deep cleaning.
For now, I’m in awe of the peace. I’m teaching Reiki later today, at a yoga studio nearby, but before I go, I’m just giving myself permission to bask in this.
We did it. Richard and I. No maid. No relatives. No other help in facilitating a summer vacation for 3 teenagers and the occasional drop-in of his eldest son.
A small miracle. And a slow return to the reality of a child-free life. Going into this it was a transition, coming out of it, just as much.
They’ll return over Christmas, so many months lie ahead.
Happy in the silence.
Eileen Dey 2014