It seems that Time is running out.
Our visitors think it is time to start getting the suitcase loaded up with much more than they came with.
Time to think about where to put it all.
Time for mom and dad to make themselves scarce lest the sad looks make the visitors feel worse than they already do .. they like it here, they have such fun here, they love the food, the accomodations are excellent and the company seems to agree with them.
They arrived a little tired, smiling but a bit worn.
They will be leaving with a tiny bit of color in their cheeks, perhaps a few ounces gained, some new clothes and presents helping fill the suitcase and an immeasureable amount of love packed in too.
There are lots of memories to carry along with them.
Laughing and yelling at the Racetrack.
Winning at the racetrack.
Talking late into the night.
Returning to old restaurants and favorite places.
Finding new restaurants and making new favorites.
Standing still while someone takes their photo.
Loving. Lots of loving. Lots of planning.
I would say that the Time was well spent, full of all the things that are important.