It’s a rare, but albeit wonderful thing if you get to spend time with Maggie. Since she and her husband have relocated to Hawaii, her visits home to Kentucky have become fewer and farther between. I don’t feel too sorry for her because Hawaii is, well, Hawaii. But she’s come home for a few months, to spend time with her family, enjoy autumn and make the time go by faster. Her husband is currently overseas with the Army. And while she knows he’s safe, working at an office instead of being out in the field, it’s still unnerving. Being with family makes time more fleeting. And that’s just what Maggie needs.
In her own words: love and lots of it.
Madelyn just turned two. And she is the most intuitive, curious little girl. She was interested in only the grey squirrels that were hopping around the fallen leaves. (They apparently don’t have squirrels in Hawaii.) And she spoke so well – not that I’ve been around many two-year-olds, but she didn’t mumble, didn’t abbreviate her words, spoke like a little person. I still can’t get over it. Maggie said that teaching her new things is the most rewarding part of being a mom. I can see she’s got a smart cookie on her hands.
I look forward to hearing of Andy’s safe return to the States. I look forward to hearing of their reunion and relaxation over the holidays. I look forward to hearing more about island life in Hawaii. But most of all, I look forward to hearing more about Madelyn’s sibling that’s expected soon. I send my love to you guys.