It's a nice calm place, at the end of a career and at the beginning of what's-next. Nowhere one must go, nothing one must do.
Just like summer vacation, right in the middle.
One of the kids has come back for a bit and although un-looked for, I'm loving it.
It was also a delight last week to have a visit from our oldest son and his family. Wow! He has a family now. He really does. A beautiful, tightly-knit little family, making me a mother-in-law and a grandmother.
But still a mom. I joked to John the other day: "I can't believe I'm 62 and still a MOTHER."
Seriously, what did I think back then when I first had children? At age 21 they would fly away forever, and I myself would revert to some former condition? Well, that's not how it works. Anybody knows this, except perhaps me, at age 40, preparing even then for the Great Separation.
As for me, I'm in a nice calm spot, the place in the middle of it all.