We are back from our vacation.
There were many comings and goings. Adult children grabbing the beginnings and the ends. Cousins twining through our days with laughter and adventures.
The new experience of the baby with us in our house, around the campfire, at our favorite coffee place, and most especially, at the beach. Although he usually was asleep through it all, he graced us with plenty of smiles and cooing and squeaky, floppy snuggling against our shoulders.
We had to tear ourselves away.
This is how I feel when I leave:
Cape Cod is a beautiful, sunlight, reflective piece of my heart.
When I have to leave, a piece of my heart falls out.
But the space quickly fills in with the memories our family has made together.
For always and forever and a day.