Monday, November 14, 2011

Is he coming home or leaving?

I have to laugh at my kids, they are so crazy and creative at the same time. This was a photo of Lee’s face and Matt Damon’s body from the Bourne movie. Haven’t seen that movies all the way through, much to violent for me, I am a Disney girl! I just don’t like all that other stuff. Anyway, Lauren is trying to teach Lee how to use Photo shop and this was the result. Funny huh?

I wonder some times how it could be possible that Lee is old enough to head to college in January with Lauren? It seemed like yesterday that he was in High School and coming HOME every day. We will officially be Empty Nesters by December 30th, I just have to take a deep breath and remember that this just doesn’t get any easier, even if it is my 4th child.

Now he is ready ( very ready ) and excited to head off on his own, as all the kids were. Jeff and I are still worried, and wondering if we have given him all the tools to make it out in the world? Some of those tools are common sense tools, some are social tools, some of survival tools, but the most important ones to us are the spiritual tools…does he have all of them and know how to use them? I pray that he does. All the kids have done well in life, they make the world a better place by them being in it, so we  couldn’t really ask for more.  Still my heart is aching to have these two crazy, fun and neat kids ready to head out of here after Christmas. But I am sure that I will be ok… won’t I ??????

For those of you who still have your little ones at home, cherish each minute, because before  you know it, they will be grown and leaving home… just like Lee!

 

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“ Graduation day is tough for adults. They go to the ceremony as parents. They come home as contemporaries. After twenty-two years of child-rearing, they are unemployed”.  ~ Erma Bombeck

“A mother holds her child's hand for a little while but holds their hearts forever.”
-- Author Unknown

“ When mothers talk about the depression of the empty nest, they're not mourning the passing of all those wet towels on the floor, or the music that numbs your teeth, or even the bottle of cap less shampoo dribbling down the shower drain. They're upset because they've gone from supervisor of a child's life to a spectator. It's like being the vice president of the United States.”  ~ Erma Bombeck

2 comments:

Fleet Ford said...

They will be FINE!!! And if you need anything you can just call me and I'll come eat all your food and act like them...except I will have big shoes to fill!!! ;-)

Linda Condie said...

My mother advised me to start making a list of all the things I wanted to do but couldn't because I was too busy raising children. She said to make it before they left home, and when they left, get to work on it right away! It helped. And when that doesn't work, call me--I'll come right over and we'll play! :)