It’s been two whole days since returning from the home visit in Florida and must admit that I really miss being around the folks! I feel so silly admitting it but there is a special bond that I have with each parent and sometimes I get melancholy that I’m not around them as often, especially as they get older. So funny to think about how when I was younger the first thing I wanted to do was go out into the world and grasp that independence, far away from the two people that were always there for me. Now that I’ve been on my own for almost 10 years, I realize how much I actually yearn for the comfort and ease of being home and having my parents take care of me. Even if every now and then I respond with a “I know what I’m doing, remember, I’ve been making decisions on my own for a long time”.