This afternoon my mother and Jack headed back to Arizona.
It was a lovely visit and we packed a lot of fun into this week. There were lobster rolls and frappes, skee ball and the pool. We junked, we shoe shopped and we wiied.
Now though the house is quiet.
I took the girls to Global Thrift today where they picked out a huge stack of books for about $4.
As I sit in my red kitchen chair Lily is eating her dinner of mac and cheese and reading. I love the sound of the spoon hitting the bowl and the soft turn of the pages of her book.
Rebecca is upstairs with her dinner, because I am a mother who knows when her kids need some quiet and solitude. She is reading her book, will probably be reading it for hours.
I love the quiet. The sound of pages being turned signals contentment in the house for all of its residents.
I hope that you can find quiet in your life too.