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Saturday, September 5, 2009

Empty Nest -- A Glimpse into the Future

Aaack! I was in the middle of a longer post, and just saw the time!! So here is another thought I wanted to share. It is short and to the point

All our kids were away this Shabbat.

Our eldest went on a Shabbat Mashatzim (weekend youth leadership seminar), that brought together religious and secular youth.

Our youngest went to her cousins, by herself, by bus. She's been waiting for this for three weeks!
And our son, not wanting to be left home alone (we, his parents, obviously do not count), went to his friend (the one with whom he would move in, if we let him!).

It was just Moshe and me. It reminded me of when we went away for our 15th anniversary, only we were home. Since we did not get a chance to go away for our anniversary this year, this Shabbat was a real treat.

It was nice to spend all that time together, just the two of us.

Please daven (or send happy, healing thoughts) for RivkA bat Teirtzel.

With love and optimism,


Val said...

So important for one-on-one time in ANY relationship, but I'm sure that it was just wonderful with all that is going on. Hope you enjoyed it completely!

Baila said...

Two of my three kids will be away this Shabbat. I keep hinting for the third to make some plans, but either she's incredibly dense, or she just wants mommy and abba to herself for a change.

RivkA with a capital A said...

Val -- we did!

Baila -- that's a tough one. It is also a real treat (of a different kind) to have just one kid home all Shabbat. Enjoy it!