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Monday, August 2, 2010

one down…

after an early wake up call and the traditional sweedish pancakes made by dad, bama girl cheerfully left for her second year at the university of alabama.
we stood in the driveway, watching her little car disappear down the street, and heaved a small sigh.
it's never easy saying goodbye, is it?
i don't have the empty feelings or the bruised and wounded heart after being stiff-armed out of her dorm like i was last august. it's a mixture of our lives are so full with our kiddles in our midst to she's on her way to her new lifeher grown up life of independence and career and marriage and family…
and i shrug my shoulders and wonder how 19 years can speed by so quickly.
i'm thrilled that she's excited to get back to t-town (tuscaloosa) and be with her friends and tackle another year of pre-nursing school. i'm expectant of how she's going to do… classes, long-distance boy friend, sorority, apartment life, new car… she's got a great head on her shoulders and is more driven that i was at that age {heck… more driven than i am right this minute!} and is going to be okay.
{she'd be okay-er if she was in her apartment, but that's her heart. she's safe, fed and air-conditioned. her new diggs will be ready for occupancy some time this week, and most likely by move in day on august 8. until then… it's an exercise in patience.}
and can't we all use a little bit of that exercise from time to time?


  1. I hope all goes well for her. I'm sure she's going to be just fine, having such a wonderful mom like you in her corner and praying for her. {{{hugs}}}

  2. I hope you're around to walk me through this phase in my life. And by that I don't mean that you'd be dead... ha ha... I mean I hope we're still friends. I suppose it would be easier to just delete and rephrase all that right? But look how far I've gotten on the comment box? Point remains.

  3. LOL...patience is highly over rated

  4. Mac leaves on the 14th, and I'm already getting weepy about it. I am a wuss Mom in this case. I think it's getting to me most because he's going so far away. Can't just drive down there for a weekend...not sure when I'll be able to afford a plane ticket!

    But at the same time, it is time for him to move on. I get that. So does he!

  5. I have enjoyed watching my children grow into adults. When my house was empty I missed them yet it was a new chapter that I enjoyed. It does go by quickly, in a blink of an eye.


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