Thursday, August 20, 2009

One Happy Tyke...

Abe is very happy with his newly finished quilt. I put an extra high loft batt in it, so it's nice and comfy.

I have been busy fighting a summer cold and doing some cleaning. Figure that if I'm sniffing from a cold I might as well be sniffing from allergies, too. Made sense at the time. So my room is clean to the roots(thanks to Sandy for her help- the girl can seriously clean- and she even rearranged furniture- it looks great!) and now I am concentrating on laundry. I have finally gotten a bit smart about it. Stopping before I am completely tuckered and am tempted to leave that last load in the dryer overnight. No more! So I've been stopping while I'm ahead of the game and getting everything folded and put away before bed time. So much more pleasant than waking to wrinkled laundry.

Our second son is getting ready to leave home. Tuesday will be his last day with us. He is anxious to get started on his new life. He is moving to Morgantown, West Virginia to begin another preacher training program. Sunday will be his last day with the church here. I am hoping that this will be easier than when our first son left. We've had more notice, that's for sure. That wasn't something I considered when I had them so close together(16 months)- that they'd be leaving home close together, too. Ah well, I'll be a pro at it before long.

6 comments:

Quilt Pixie said...

may you find creative and life giving ways to fill the "space" created by your son leaving home...

Kathi said...

I only had two, so my experience won't be the same. I found there was a upside to match each of the downsides of my kids leaving home. The best part of all was building an adult relationship with them that didn't revolve around my being the responsible party. And the next benefit? Grandbabies!

Isobel said...

Letting go is difficult but when you see how well they stand on their own two legs, it gets easier.

teelduo said...

LOVE YOU!

Peni said...

Love the cherub in his rainbow loft. Suddenly six kids doesn't seem like very many, huh?

XOXOXOXOXO

Darcie said...

Remember the song by 38 Special..."Hold On Loosely." I recite those words over and over and over in my mind and heart.

I saw Dan's pic on FB...one that you had commented on or something. (FB still creeps me out...don't know if I like it or not yet....) Anyway...it was heartwarming to see him in his element! He's had such wonderful teachers!

I still don't know. When did Abe decide to become a youngster instead of a babe?!? ;-) Oh my goodness...that smile!

Love you, sweet girl!