I have heard all my life, that there is a Time and Season for everything. I now know that is sooooooooo true! There was a time when my kids were all little and I wondered how in the world, I would survive Motherhood with such a big family? Now here I sit tonight with my heart hurting again... but mostly for good reasons.
Our oldest son Bradley had his birthday today and also moved to Boston for his new job. Now that is a good thing but...it is a lot further away and so trips there won't be too easy, that is hard on my heart.We are so excited for this new adventure for them but still Boston, that is a LONG ways away. I am so proud of him, he has grown up to be an incredible Husband, Father and Artist! It thrills me to know that he will be doing something every day that he loves...that is important, that is rare and a very big blessing! I know, because that is what I have been able to do for the last 30 years of being a Stay Home Mom; and now I am working at Quilt Shop and love it too!
So I am grateful for his birthday that he is seeing some wonderful things happen with his job and talents, as well as starting a new adventure with his little family.
I baked a pie in Brad's honor today. Jeff and Lee, just kept singing Happy Birthday to Brad, each time they ate another piece! :) Not sure that was the way Brad would have had it work!Anachortes Beach, to enjoy the last day of summer that we could enjoy with her and with Lauren. But it was a gorgeous day and once again, we were so thankful that we live in the Great Northwest!
My heart is hurting because Lauren leaves tomorrow, to go back to college. It was sooooooooo fun having another girl in the house again, it was so great being with her. We all miss her terribly. It is hard to have your family grow up and move away. I would love to have everyone live close enough to get together at least every few months. I know that there are many parents and grandparents who are reading this right now and probably saying " Lynn, stop your whinning, at least some of your kids are close and some of them get to visit every now and then!"
You are right, I am blessed... I really think our whole family is blessed, because we love each other so much. This was my dream, to have a big family and have everyone close and connected! This is prove that DREAMS REALLY DO COME TRUE! I now just pray that each one of them will be safe in their new adventures!
Good night dear friends!
" In dwelling, live close to the ground. In thinking, keep to the simple. In conflict, be fair and generous. In governing, don't try to control. In work, do what you enjoy. In family life, be completely present. " ~Lao Tzu
"I remember my mother's prayers and they have always followed me. They have clung to me all my life." ~Abraham Lincoln