Sea Change

August was a month of firsts. And lasts. My oldest granddaughter turned five and started kindergarten. One son started his freshman year at KU. The other, the youngest of my four children, started his senior year of high school. The empty nest looms large. One year from now, my husband and I will be looking across the kitchen table at each other wondering how almost 30 years of marriage, four children, and two grandchildren happened when we blinked. I’m not lamenting the upco