Thursday, June 4, 2009

Thursday Thoughts

What I've enjoyed this week:

•a slower pace
•planting flowers
•eating strawberries and peaches - Ah, delicious summer fruits!
•watching a movie with my husband
•cooking hotdogs over a fire with friends
•catching up with my mom by phone
•seeing baby ducks and geese in the pond
•a little shopping

What I have mixed feelings about:

•Kaitlyn has been going through lots of stuff in her room, keeping, tossing, and donating. I feel a pang or two of sadness, knowing that she will be moving out and marrying her love in just 5 weeks. Just 5 weeks, and she'll no longer be under our wing at all. Our bird insists on leaving the nest. Truly, we are happy for her and look forward to a glorious wedding day. At the same time, I don't like the thought of change.
I leaned against the doorway of her room yesterday and looked at the boxes. I told her that Mom has to work through some feelings. :) I'm still hoping I can fool myself into thinking she'll just be away at school in Missouri and not actually permanently living there. I'll let you know how that one works out for me.

•Bryan's last day of school is tomorrow. How wonderful that he's completed his junior year. The youngest of my big kids will be a senior.

What I'm looking forward to:

•Marching band season is in full swing. Bryan's parades start next week. Time for the fast pace of attending many parades. It's fun and we love to support our boy and his high school band. He has 9 parades in June alone. We'll go to as many as possible.

•A glorious wedding day in July

•rain - hoping it comes soon


Number 6 and no more counting! said...

I hear you my friend. I have the same feelings about Blair. He takes possession of his house in July and will be moving in! BOO HOO!


PS. I love the idea of this post. I might do the same tomorrow.

Diana - FreeStyleMama said...

Sounds like a wonderful summer!!

sunshine said...

Parades! Fun!!!
A wedding. I can't even begin to imagine what you are going through. It must be hard to let go. I know that I'll have trouble when my time comes.
I bought some strawberries today (along with lot's of other fruit).. I'm looking forward to munching on some tonight!
Take care

Jboo said...

Oh my -- I feel for you -- it is hard to have them move away even though we know it's time!

The parades sound like so much fun! Can't wait to see some of your photos!

Have a great weekend.


Nancy said...

Got choked up reading about Kaitlyn leaving home. I know how much you adore your children, and they you.

I really need your plumber. Our fridge broke down, and garbage hauler doesn't come until Tuesday, so I decided to put what food I could down the disposal. It was going great until the sink regurgitated. Tried the snake. Nope. Tried heavy duty CLR. Nope. Tried swearing. Nope. (Just kidding).

Probably going to have to haul it all to work and put it in the industrial kitchen disposal. Or the dumpster if no one is looking :)

Jean said...

Well- you got the rain today! It is so wonderful for our grass, trees and flowers!

It is so wonderful and a bit sad as our older children move on with their lives. Sometimes I just want to stop time and keep things "as is". Praying for you as your family goes through some big changes.

Anonymous said...

I enjoyed reading your post. A wedding!..... How exciting is that ♥