Tonight’s our last night here in the City. Heading home tomorrow with mixed feelings. A mother’s heart is always torn once her children ‘leave the nest’, staying with our College children has been a blessed opportunity, yet at the same time I’ve missed our other seven constantly, and their daddy. All day I’ve had butterflies in anticipation of seeing my Prince Charming, love that man! Only one more sleep till I see them all!
One benefit of having a blog is when you are away you can click over to your blog and melt over the pictures of your children, downside is you start smiling and then your heart becomes so heavy you could cry. Anyhow I’ve been clicking over to my blog banner to smile at my darlin’s
We did manage to attend a couple of lectures at the College this week and Bella behaved herself beautifully. Well I had to take her out a couple of times to quieten but then snuck back in once she’s settled. She was rather a hit and her big sister and brother were receiving requests from students eager for a cuddle. Oh yes and we attended Mass several more times and no more dramas, thankfully.
From the moment of conception, we’ve passionately loved our children; as babies, as children and teens we have been privileged to be their parents. To be the parents of adult ‘children’ brings forth a whole new dimension, it is so humbling, incredibly sweet and heart swelling. This past fortnight I (and Bella) have been privileged to be part of their world, the lives they’ve forged since ‘leaving the nest’ and I leave them feeling so proud of them. They have, and are, facing life’s challenges with dignity, courage, strength and tenacity.
Had a few giggles over items in Anna Maria’s pantry, obviously it takes a long time to adjust from shopping for a large family to shopping for 2 people. Several items are the large portion size, ie 500g of pasta instead of 250g. Takes me back to my own early days of downsizing from my own large family childhood (8 of us) to when I was flatting with my brother and later married. Took a long time to adjust to cooking for 2.
Angela wrote this week,
“This month Sarah wants us to post our favorite blog posts from someone else’s archives…….… because Erin’s 7 Quick Takes posts are my favorite posts at Seven Little Australians and Counting. But I also really liked her Leaping into Literature posts from last year.”
Reading her kind words, I was totally happy shocked and then humbled. Thank you Angela!! Blogging is a tricky craft sometimes, you never really know (unless told) what posts speak to people.
We’ve been chatting up a storm about all things Wedding. My brother and his fiancee are getting married in 4 months and are are in the midst of planning. My sister-in-law to be’s vision is Elegant and that’s what this Wedding will be:)