I am missing my children today. Funny how that hit me full-strength after they (mostly) came back! Dancer's the only one away at the moment, and yet this morning my heart is aching.
It might have something to do with Eldest going off to college in the fall.
It might relate to Big Guy's difficulties, and a sense of what could have been.
It might be that I'm aware of how much my family will change soon, and how much the younger three will feel the absence of their older siblings.
There's a howl in me this morning that's being secreted, slowly, from my eyes.