Getting Used to the Quiet

by | Aug 16, 2013 | This Lefe Family

This has sure been a strange week for me. I’ve been home a lot by myself. I used to cherish those times…now, not so much. I’m used to the hustling and bustling that always seems to be happening in our home. I’m not used to the quiet.

Ali has moved out on her own. She seems to be doing well. I don’t hear from her much, but she blessed me today when she called me this afternoon out of the blue. Seeing her face come up on my phone about took my breath away. 🙂 I remember being 19 and living on my own. Part of me loved it and part of me hated it. I think she’s in the loving it stage. I’m so proud of her. She’s responsible, capable and independent. I look forward to watching her live her life, and I pray she builds upon the foundation she received here at home.

But let me tell you, it’s tough. When you’re used to having someone here at home a lot, having her come and go, and all of a sudden she’s gone, it’s an adjustment. It’s been an adjustment for all of us. I miss her. I miss her a lot.

And I’m thankful she’s not hundreds of miles away. 🙂

Zach has started club soccer practice. His first tournament is next weekend. It’ll do my heart good to watch him on that field again.

I’ve watched this young man of ours mature even more over the summer. He’s so responsible, thoughtful and caring. I’m very proud of the young man he’s becoming! School starts next week for him. It’s hard to believe he’ll be a Junior! He got his hair cut yesterday with a new style and it looks pretty cool. He’s not a little boy anymore, that’s for sure.

Bill has been working a lot of overtime, and so he’s been away more than normal. I couldn’t pull the hours he does. He’s one of the hardest working men I know. I’m proud of him and thankful for him…even though it gets lonely at times. We’re doing this 90 day health transformation together, and it’s been a blessing to cheer each other on.

So tonight, I’m relaxing in my quiet home. I only hear the sounds of crickets and birds chirping outside through our open windows, and occasionally a train whistle in the distance. This kind of quiet would drive some people crazy. I guess I might be able to get used to it. 🙂

And as I close, I’ll share the view from our east windows this morning. It was breathtaking!

I have much to be thankful for tonight…we all do!

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