Amy returned last night from two different retreats. The kids and I survived her being gone for 5 days. Believe it or not, I did cook, the house was clean, and the laundry was caught up when she arrived at the ol' homestead. It did help that yesterday was Veteran's Day and the kids were out of school.
One of the retreats was a pastor's wife retreat that she goes to every two years near Atlanta. She has attended that conference since 1996. In past years, when the kids were quite young, I did real good to keep everyone fed. I remember taking our daughter to church and asking someone to help with her hair. Needless to say, the kids pretty much can fend for themselves these days.
It's kinda crazy, but the next time she attends that pastor's wife retreat, our oldest will be in college. Wow! I imagine that Amy may start leaving instructions for the kids on 'how to take of dad' before too long.
We're glad to have her back!