Our son goes back to boarding school tomorrow, our daughter on Monday. Last year empty nest hit me as a big shock. This year so much has changed. I am glad the kids were away last spring when John was diagnosed and also went through prostate surgery (for benign enlargement, but he had a rough recovery). But I will miss them.
I drove the kids to an eye doctor appointment today more than an hour away and we talked, but mostly about their lives. I did hear more John and our son's trip to visit colleges, and it does sound like it went very smoothly. We talked about their schools, not about the future.