a sweet little bunny I found in my stocking Christmas morning
Today I'm helping my son pack and this afternoon I will return him to school and get him settled in his new apartment. I guess this is the first milestone for 2011, my son has moved out of the dorm and into his first apartment. Wow!
cheerful fabric keeps me smiling in the grey days of winter
I keep telling myself that I won't be sad this time, instead I will count my blessings and thank the Lord for him over and over. But I know myself, as soon as I'm done counting and thanking, I'll be crying.
trying out spots for my toy sewing machine from my friend, Diane
He likes to say to me, "it's all good!" and he's right, it is all good. I'm going to grant myself permission to be a bit sad and I'll hug him alittle longer before I drive home.
Renee, It sounds like a good plan. I think you are allowed to be alittle sad. You're a mom. Don't be so hard on yourself. However, this advice is coming from someone who often cries at Hallmark commercials. lol. I say let it all out. Hope the move goes well. LisaReplyDelete
I'm a new reader of your blog (love it!), but I just had to empathize with you about your son! Our two sons are in Bible college together, 25 hours or so away from us here at home. They're coming home next week for their Christmas, and every time they leave I ask the Lord to help me not to cry because it makes my boys nervous when Mama cries. The Lord is faithful to help me, but after they're gone, I sit down and have a good cry! LOL Hang in there, Mom! The rest of us moms of young adults are right there with you - and so is the Lord!ReplyDelete
A moms always allowed a few tears at each rite of passage. He sounds like a great kid.ReplyDelete
Renee, just remember the extra sewing space...lol... :) Happy crafting, JennyReplyDelete
It is hard to see them grow up and become independent. But then that means you did a good job, too. Hang in there.ReplyDelete
I know I'm not far behind you with my little/big guy. Stay strong Mom and then tell me how to do it.ReplyDelete
I sure can relate and understand! Just found out our newlyweds are moving to Ky. the end of the month, I'm happy for them, but sad for us! Roots and wings.....ReplyDelete
Bless your heart! I'm right there with you, though my son is returning to his dorm this weekend. How I will miss him! Your fabric made me smile this morning! So pretty.ReplyDelete
I just said a prayer for you today. Hope you felt it. :)ReplyDelete
Oh my Renee, it is so hard to let them go. My youngest just started college this past fall, but he is commuting from home. My middle son, however, lives in an apartment, and we rarely see him. And I do miss him. A LOT! I agree with Susan, there are lots of us in the same boat, and we are here with you. Praying the Lord's blessing on your son as he spreads his wings.ReplyDelete
As moms I think we are always a little sad when our children leave or make changes in their lives. I like that your granting yourself permission to be so. I too hope the move goes well for him. HugsReplyDelete
Renee, I recall exactly this very moment with my own son. I kept telling myself these were the beginning days of his own life in this world and how special they would become in time. Four years later I am still telling myself these same words! I came to realize every single day is like this for a mother. Your sewing projects are so inspiring! Log Cabin beautiful! ElizabethReplyDelete
My heart is breaking a little for you Renee. I can remember when each of my 3 sons left the first time (and yes, they come back and leave again)I thought my heart was being ripped out. I really had to rely more than ever on my faith that God could do a better job watching over them than I could.ReplyDelete
Sounds like he is a great boy (man) and you have done a good job.
I will pray for your peace. But go ahead and give yourself a little time to be sad and it will be better.
Cute little bunny pincushion.
Oh Renee...I know what it's like. Sending you hugs, xxxReplyDelete
My daughter is 34 now and I still long for the days when she was home with her friends or cousins spending the night. It gets easier and you may get to the point where you enjoy that empty nest.ReplyDelete
Stuff like this is hard on a mom!ReplyDelete
I just read in my Bible yesterday...
You're blessed when the tears flow freely. Joy comes in the morning. Luke 6:21 (The Message Bible)
((((Renee)))) hugs to you!!