It is weird to think that from here on out, these lively, curious, adventurers will likely be back home for very limited visits. Which is as it should be.
They are wonderful young adult humans who bless me greatly with their visits home. They help me with projects. They sit with me around the table and happily visit for hours. They are independent, intelligent and kind.
I always feel a bit bereft after their departure. But not too much. Less shoes scattered about, less dirty towels, dirty dishes, smaller grocery budget.
The weather is a bit weepy, fallish, cool and moist. Perfect for transition time.