I have treasured every moment of the past week. My oldest son, Carder has been here visiting as he is in his transition from being stationed from New London CT to his 8 month schooling in Petaluma, CA. We have not made any big plans to go out, sightsee or tour Savannah. Instead, we have chilled out at home, on the deck and just enjoyed being together. Fun times sharing, laughing and retelling stories of growing up together. The girls take moments to snuggle with him on the sofa. Bryce captured him a few times for what we call "nerd time" playing magic and video games. I have been cooking up his favorites that he has calls me frequently asking for recipes. Stuff like chicken n dumplins, biscuits and gravy, and spaghetti. Our view is a little different now, we are grateful for the memories of the past, and the new memories we are building each day. As we have kids that are becoming adults, and still have 3 younger ones at home, each day we are learning to count our blessings and to not take anything for granted. Life is too short to worry about what could have been or why something didn't go as planned. I have spent many hours worrying and laboring over stuff that really doesn't matter. There is a freedom that I have found in letting go of things I can't control, and realizing that I probably wouldn't be any good controlling these things anyway.