I will eat a meal by myself and wish I had little ones to share it with.
I will take a lonely shower and wonder where everybody went.
I will miss the noise.
I will sit and knit without somebody tangling the yarn behind me.
I will go to the grocery store alone, and feel like people don't really know who I am because they don't know I am a mother.
I will have clean shoulders, but they will be cold.
I will wish for more to do around the house.
I will wake up in the morning after sleeping all night long, but the room next to mine will be empty.
I will finish the laundry.... and it will stay finished for a day or so.
I will have clean floors but will hear no pitter patters of little feet just learning to walk.
Someday I will have to rediscover who I am without the constant companionship of little people,
but not today.