Rudy is heading off to Colorado to help grow and further develop Gateway Canyons - a gorgeous resort property about an hour outside Grand Junction - as well as oversee various other properties in that region.
I will remain here, holding down the fort, as Carson begins her junior year of high school, Kendall kicks off her sophomore year at UNT, and Culley enters her junior year at A&M.
Is it hard? Well, you'll never hear me telling you it's easy. Kendall finally did the the math recently and the result was the reason I have never done the math. He's been gone more of her years than he's been home. So, yes, it is hard. He misses them, they miss him. Is it easy to exist virtually alone in a marriage? Absolutely not.
And no, it is not easy to watch him go off again into the sunset to his new "adventure," the adulation which inevitably, always awaits, and be left to the job of parenting and the day-to-day grind of every tedious task that needs done in our family life.
So again, NO, not easy.
Lonely? Yes. Sometimes depressing? Absolutely. Exhausting? Without a doubt.
But we do it.
I realize very few people understand or "get" our lifestyle, our choices. That's ok. I don't have to look any further than our daughters to know that our choices are working out beautifully for us.