Saturday, July 17, 2010
Is it possible that the "empty nest syndrome" starts before the nest is empty?I wonder this as Eliza and I are sitting alone on the couch watching cartoons. I remember when my house was never quiet on a Saturday morning, when it was almost magical how much sweet energy and fun would wake me up. Daddy trying to sleep and girls giggling and running in and out. I would get up to try and move "the girls" into a room farther away to keep from waking Dad. I couldn't help getting up,I would lay there listening to the chattering and giggling and wind up laughing right along with them. They were hilarious! It was so much fun being "the Mom" of "the Girls" . We had such creative and exciting times! It was the greatest feeling in the world being surrounded by the people I loved ,night and day .We never wondering what they were doing or if they were ok because I was waking up to their sweet faces and tucking the little princess in at night.Of course not all the girls were there evry night and morning. They spent times away at Camp, and grandparents homes and things like that , Brittany even more time away. Still they were the world! my little girls. I feel like everything is just moving in wharp speed. My girls ,the group of girls just a few years apart, that filled our home with laughter and tears are moving out one by one. The first of the four, Of course Tiffany ,has been gone for years. Our darling Britany,married a Really nice guy,David a couple of years ago and has a sweet little Christian family.Britany is a great mom to our perfect little grandson, Isaiah. We couldn't be more proud of them. Courtney is preparing to leave at the end of this school year. Our precious Courtney has grown into this incredibly beautiful and talented young woman. She will be a great Doctor soon,touching the lives of many for Christ.Chelsey my baby, well she isn't a baby any more. Our tiny, sweet Chels is so funny and so cute,but she has grown into a woman too and will be headed off to design school soon. I wonder, what happened, where did the time go? We used to have little ones everywhere. Thank God we have Eliza who is only 6 . While my nest will not be completely empty, our nest is changed forever. The end of an Era is near. I miss my little ones ,but I am so proud of the women they have become. Sometimes I beam with pride and sometimes I am overwhelmed with tears. I miss you Girls! I love you! and I am so proud of You!!!