It was a lovely visit to Hartville, Missouri.
I now sit in the Springfield, Missouri airport enjoying their terminal-wide free wireless.
We drove through an ice storm to get here. I don’t miss those.
I drove with my Mom and sister and niece. I already miss them.
I’ve found that as I grow older and the opportunities I get to see my Mom and little sister become fewer, I savor them that much more.
There’s something about these visits that makes me feel whole.
My heart is always heavy whenever I leave them.