I got up and did my routine chores on a Saturday morning. My seventeen-year-old daughter appeared only to use the bathroom, then back to her bedroom she went. I had to call her to come back out and eat something and take her medication. She did. Her phone rang a couple of times for the few minutes she was with me. Again, she left and went back into the room.
After a while, she asked permission to go to her friend's house. I was not really in a mood to drop what I was doing then to give her a ride. She said she'd take the bus.
I felt sadness as she left. We barely spent time together and then she just left. It is my day off. I wanted her to stay home to have some family time but I did not insist. I could do other things like more chores, workout, and do my e-learning for work.
"Don't be afraid, because I'm with you; don't be anxious, because I am your God. I keep on strengthening you: I'm truly helping you. I'm surely upholding you with my victorious right hand." -- Isaiah 41:10
It is natural to miss my child. I just wish I was not that sad. I admit, though, that after working out with my phone apps and doing a 10-minute yoga, I do feel better.