It is always a pleasure to spend with my children. They have become wonderful adults in their own right and are making their way in society and beginning to impact the world in their own ways. For the next three years, I will have Sofi, Briann's little border collie. She is a spoiled dog, since my daughter and her partner have no children and Brianna loved the little dog to bits. Here she will not get that attention and her wiley ways may have to change somewhat as my time to overindulge dogs is rather limited. She is sleeping in her kennel in my living room currently, though as the weather warms up, she will be in the porch with the other dogs, if I can stand her howling of dissatisfaction with not being in the human space.
Three years will pass quickly. Saying good bye is only a time of not being able to hug or hold one another or see the smile in the eye. I hope to be nearer to my personal goals on the farm and the Inn should be well established and be known to the locals. I am working very hard to make it a wonderful place to stay and so far, that hard work is paying off. When she returns I will have only a few more years at the Fat Ewe Farm before retiring. Plans are in the works to learn more about subdivision of the land.
Although it is hard to part with a loved one, it is my pleasure to see her follow her dreams and I will do all I can to support her in that endeavour. Still, a little tears don't hurt, do they?