All of a sudden, it has gotten very quiet around here.

The happy sounds of daughters baking late into the night are now over, (but the fruits of their labor will last a while longer).

The ongoing discussions/planning of the wedding that takes place in just over two weeks is starting to draw down.


It didn’t take Martha long to crash after the airplane ride back to Houston. She flies more than I do.


The typical Holiday noise has been replaced by a few old, snoring dogs under the dining room table.

Martha and Megan are back in Houston, Elissa is in Columbia and Kelliann is here in Aiken. When you get them together with their mom (my wife), there tends to be at least three different discussions occuring simultaneously. All I can do is take it in and marvel at it all, but now it’s quiet.

The fast tempo of the Christmas Holiday is already a memory, save a few leftovers lurking in corners of the refrigerator which won’t be discovered until April.

I like the quiet, but I miss the noise.

Now, thoughts focus on Elissa’s wedding to Cole in two weeks and the noise will return.

About Ray V.

Living between Aiken & Charleston,, South Carolina, USA, I like to share what I am looking at, thinking about or listening to. I refer to this as the view out my window. Thanks for stopping by.
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7 Responses to Quiet

  1. Osyth says:

    Enjoy the time for quite reflection before the wonderful excitement and chatter of the wedding really takes a hold in a very short while. As a mum of four daughters I can honestly say that there is no sound so beautiful as the sound of them all together ❤️

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  2. “l like the quiet but I miss the noise”. I so get it Ray. Wonderful post.

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  3. P & J says:

    After having girls all these years, you will soon have a son! Congratulations to all! 🙂

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  4. And when the grandchildren arrive there will be even more noise. Mine are aged 17 down to 2 months and when the older ones get together it’s like having my own children back in their teens again.

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  5. I bet it was a wonderful time! The noise of family is a wonderful noise.

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  6. Debra says:

    I think I struggle most with all the build-up and then the suddenness of “it’s all over!” I’m very much like you in that I enjoy the quiet, but I miss the activity of having my children and grandchildren close. How exciting that the wedding will bring you all together again, and for such a happy occasion! A nice way to usher in the new year.

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