But wait a minute. That said, I suddenly realize that right at this very moment gratitude does indeed reappear.
The fact that the kids are "only" 12 and 14 - well soon to be 15... hopefully means that they will stay in this "nest" for a few more years. Even though their "flights" are getting increasingly longer and more frequent.
The first 12 and 14 years actually passed by pretty fast. And I do genuinely enjoy having them around!!
Finding gratitude was pretty evident today.