Tomorrow afternoon I make the trek to pick up my teenager, Amber, who will be home for the holiday. The younger children are so excited to see her. Even the toddler, Anna, who pointed her out in an old picture today can't wait to see her. She's the very much loved big sister and her little siblings don't fully understand why she isn't here.
I hope the weekend goes smooth with all the children in the house, but I am thinking that it will be the normal little sisters and brother getting on the teenager's nerves. Or her raising her voice at them. If it happens I'll just try to relish in the moment of them all together, and if it doesn't I'll be happy that they love each other so much and are too excited to see each other to bother with arguing.
A mom can hope, can't she?
If I don't get a chance to tell you, have a happy 4th of July and come back when you can to see pictures of our weekend.