Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Gone Girl

Hi Friends!  It's been a long time since I've sat to write a blog post. I just published a blog entry that was sitting in my "Drafts" folder from last year! A summer has come and gone and with it my daughter's graduation and entry into college life. We've weathered the first departure and feathered her little dorm room nest~all with not so much ease as with the dutiful diligence and loving care that a huge, life altering phase, such as this, demands. We've shed tears and made lots of phone calls and FaceTime sessions the norm but, I have to admit, I miss her terribly.  She's not too far away, a blessing, I know, but still a bitter pill when I pass her bedroom and all the lights are out or I prepare to go to sleep and realize she's not just still out at her youth group meetings about to be home at any moment.  She's gone.  Off on her own, handling the highs and lows of a huge college life and all that comes with it.  It's hard to wrap my brain around how time flew so quickly and sprouted wings carrying my little girl away from me.  But I too must grow up and learn to let her go!  I know it's the natural course of things!  I'm learning to trust more that God puts her on the perfect path for her life to unfold just as it should.  And while I not so patiently wait to hear any little detail of how she's doing or what's going on w her daily life, I turn my focus to my littlest blessing, Chloe.  I've still got my little one and that's such a huge comfort.  Letting go is hard to do but Im learning that the key to successful detachment is this~~Baby steps!

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Almost Gone Girl

I've been a bad little blogger.  I've become so wrapped up in my own little universe that I became too busy to share.  Bad, bad blogger! 
But recently I've been thinking more and more about the content that I'd want to share in this blog with you guys.  The honest truth of my daily goings on have been so immersed in the caring for my children.  Children is a relative word as my eldest is a senior in High School this year, preparing to spread her wings and leave the safety net of our little nest in about 7 months time.  WOW.  Those few little words just sent my heart skyward into my throat.  7 months time.
My children are my everything.  They are my joy, my frustrations, my hope, my heart.  It's hard to think of her not being here, in her room, playing her music too loud for my taste, leaving trails of dirty clothes on the floor for me to trip over.  Dare I say, her room will be too clean.  Without my girl here it will be lonely but I take heart in the fact that we have Apple iChat technology which I plan to take advantage of ad nauseam!    
When it's time for little ones to go off out into big bad world on their own, you start to hope and pray that you've adequately prepared them for any toil or trouble that may cross their paths!  You look for signs that lessons have been learned; for reassurance that you've done your job as a parent and that they'll be OK when they are no longer under your protective wing. 
I truly think she's ready. It will be an adventure, for sure, but my girl is a good girl (thank goodness) with a steely moral compass.  She's learned to appreciate the fruits of hard work~IE good grades, college acceptance letters, etc.  So please keep her in your prayers, my friends!! As they say, it takes a village! And I'll be sending love and light your way for God's grace over your brightest blessings as well!! Big Kiss~~~~~

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