Monday, May 23, 2011

Reminiscing (sniff, sniff)

(7-17-93, son, almost 5 yrs., daughter, 1 month)

Bear with me as I indulge in a little reminiscing. Though I have been doing a bit of it this past week, it really hit me Monday morning that my youngest is graduating from high school this Friday. Selfishly, it's not just the change of her school status, as well as my son's change, it is a whole new chapter for me. The end of a child in school where I must keep up with various activities, what's due, what must be sent in to school, school lunches, games, deadlines, uniforms washed, permission slips turned in, speaking with other moms, friendships, field trips, ballgames, dance recitals, excitement, disappointment, (okay, that won't end!) dances, school get the picture. My life changes drastically too. My son is finished with college and is home till next May when he marries (that will be a doozy). I catch a break on my daughter, she will be going to college here, living at home, at least her first year. Tomorrow is her last day of school, drawn out by make-up days from winter weather and the recent tornadoes that forced the schools closed for four days. So, I count down this week until Friday, graduation day. The countdown for my son never occurred since his last semester ended abruptly by the massive, destructive tornado that hit on the 27th in Tuscaloosa. He would have been there another week and a half but it ended without pomp and circumstance. So I celebrate the both of them for their accomplishments and share with you a little snippet of years gone by. I can't promise there won't be more before the week ends, after all, this is a once in a lifetime period of time! They were funny kids and are funny young adults. First day at Disney World. BigBoy is 6 1/2, VolleyGirl is 21 months. One of many times she mimicked him. "BigBoy", 4 years old 2 years old, thought Peewee Herman was hilarious. "VolleyGirl" at one month
One year old "BigBoy"....always into something, the stove drawer, cabinets, the coffee table. Notice the chair cushion is missing. 20 1/2 months. Kindergarten
Hmmmm, 3 or 4?

Almost 4 years old. 5 and 1, I think.
Easter 2011

22 1/2 and 17 1/2 years

Praying and thinking of those affected by the Joplin, Missouri, Oklahoma City and Dallas area tornadoes.


  1. Oh this is so lovely - what wonderful memories you have. The kids are gorgeous, and I think you're lucky that your daughter is going to college close to home. this way your "job" changes but you don't lose it completely as when they go away to college. Hope everything is calm with the weather....!!!

  2. Hi - I left the test comment and am coming back to say that everyone has been trying to leave comments here but can't. They are afraid that you will feel neglected!!! don't feel that way - blogger is driving us all crazy. I just had to print out a list of things to do to sign on - yikes!!

    Be well, hope all is good. Everyone say's "hello"

  3. I am trying what Mim said to do. I havent been able to leave a comment here for days. I will see if it works now.

  4. IT WORKED.. I unchecked stay connected. Anyway I hope this goes thru again but at least your kids wont be leaving the nest right away. just slowing down what you have to do. I am baaaaack.. phew. Was worried you would think no one was coming to see your blog postings. :)

  5. Thanks so much Mim and Cris, I did think perhaps no one was interested since I have been absent so much. It is my intention to be on more and I really do think of all of you many times a week and miss you.