It was different, going to sleep with all that new breathing in the house.
-from The Relatives Came by Cynthia Rylant
There is a lot of extra breathing in our house this quiet morning. Brian, Jane, Ann, Piper, and Nisha have come to visit, so with five adults and three big dogs we have stretched the limits of available space. The dogs, of course, were up first, let out, and fed. Now it’s back to bed for everyone…but me. I love this quiet moment.
Time to think.
Time to wonder.
Time to write.
Time to be thankful.
Soon everyone will be up and we will be back to laughing, reminiscing, and basking in the joy of all being together.
And I wouldn’t have it any other way.