Thursday, August 30, 2012

Empty Nest

Well, it's been two weeks today that we dropped off our youngest at Missouri State University.  It was, quite possibly, the hardest thing I've had to do.  Beki was ready to go and super excited to get moved in to her dorm.  We helped her get set up, bought her the new TV.  On Saturday, we picked her up along with Ari and took them out to lunch.  I tried really hard not to cry, but saying good-bye was just too hard.  So, with tears flowing down my face, I told her how much I'd miss her.  This just doesn't seem fair to me.  Us mom's get the bad end of the deal, spend 18 years raising them up and sacrificing everything for them only to be left empty-handed.  I am excited for her, though.  We've done our job and am confident that she will be fine.

 
 
It's going well for her.  She decided to try to get into a sorority.  They recruited the first week of school.  She was bid on by her #1 choice, the Sigma Kappa's.  Haven't been able to talk to her much, but can tell she is really excited to get to know all her new sisters.
 
 
So, John and I are adjusting to the quietness.  Couldn't have ever imagined this day when the girls were born, but it snuck up on us anyway.  How does one go from being a full-time mom to nothing? Well, after two weeks, I'm beginning to get used to the silence, unfortunately, with the help of the TV...lol!  We've been consumed with packing and moving, so that has been a welcome distraction however stressful. We are temporarily settled into a 900 sq. ft. apartment in St. Louis and are adjusting to the city life.  What do you think of those concrete floors and plywood ceilings?  Hopefully, we will close on our new home end of September and begin the adventure of our new life! 
 
Saph and Frosty are also getting used to the new place...making themselves at home!  :o)
 
 
 




 
 

 
 
 

5 comments:

  1. THIS TOO SHALL PASS! MY HEART IS WITH YOU THROUGH IT ALL! WE ARE STRONG AND WE SOME HOW MAKE IT THROUGH THESE CHALLENGING TIMES! TEARS ARE GOOD. THEY CLEANSE THE SOUL AND WEAR OUT THE BODY SO WE CAN JUST SLEEP IT OFF! LOVE YOU AND MISSING YOU TOO! I STILL REMEMBER THE DAY YOU DID THIS TO ME! (MARRIAGE) AND NEVER REGRETTED LETTING YOU GO. LOVE MOM

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  2. ps WHERE IS YOUR MUSIC? I ALWAYS ENJOY YOUR SELECTIONS!!!! ♥MOM

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    1. I have to find a new music player. Playlist doesn't work anymore!

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  3. Beautiful place! You both have done a wonderful job with the girls!!

    Love,
    Jonna

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    1. Thanks, Jonna! It's a furnished apt. We are only here 3 more weeks!

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