Everybody has grown a bit this past year and summer and it's interesting to watch them become adults, struggling with all the difficult bits of what that means too.
We've even had one more than the regular four kids around here. Nate has been here too. He's the new guy around these parts and seems he wants to marry Johanna next spring, so we're gonna have a wedding!
I think if these past two weeks of him living with us hasn't scared him away, he'll do just fine. I think we will be able to let him into the Inner Circle of Truth.
Johanna and Nate leave for points west on Monday, off to seek their fortune on the coast. Hillary leaves for PRBI on Sunday and will be learning there in Northern Alberta this year. Thomas is heading into grade 12 with grad in spring. And Micah moves into grade 8 with a grad in spring too.
Sheesh, just writing that makes it all seem very sudden. Too sudden I think.
It will be ok, I know it will. Just weird, and awkward, and empty, but good.
And if all else fails, I still have the pictures from this little family reunion to help me get by.