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My son graduated this past year from a college many states away. The only way we could visit was an airplane ride. I too felt the pain of missing my first born and how hard it was for him not to be present in our home. My youngest son, who is nine….that's another story for months would tell us we are not a family with Austin gone. It just broke my heart. I too ended up in therapy due to the fact I could not control what he was doing and how I felt he should live his life. When he graduated from school I was so happy to have him home and we felt like a family once again. It was not soon after that he found a job two hours away. I think the hardest part besides the day he left for college was the day he took his bed and things and was gone. I knew in my heart he was never coming back. He broke up with his girlfriend which I thought was going to be apart of our life forever (After three years…in which she followed him many states away). I loved this girl and could not control what was happening. It gets better…this past weekend he asked his Dad and I to co-sign for a Harley because he had no credit. I was against this for I have such a fear of motorcycles. I shook from the time we entered the Harley store until we left. Was I making the right decision? I realized these were my fears and not his. He is a grown man now and it is time for me to let go and watch him become a man. I still want to be in control but am starting to realize where I was at his age and the freedom that I desired. I was now a parent who would be there to advice instead of control. Counceling has helped but it is something I deal with on a daily basis. This post could not of come at a better time. Thank you for your honesty and learn just to take this one day at a time. It's not easy but I know you can do this!!!!
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I Just love, love this layout!!! Thanks for sharing...
Toggle Commented Jul 18, 2012 on Fourteen. at Gettin' By
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What a lucky boy! Can you come to my house and work on Kaden's room? Great Job...
Toggle Commented Jul 18, 2012 on Welcome to the Jungle! at Jumping on Beds..........
The picture of the girls is just priceless. I know when ever we eat healthy my grocery bill goes sky high. Enjoy your Friday and have a wonderful weekend.
Toggle Commented Jul 13, 2012 on Rain in the summertime. at Jumping on Beds..........
You made sense to me. Sorry that your lens broke there is nothing worse. I have been down that road... It was cheaper just to buy a new one instead of fixing the darn thing. URGH!! Hope your weekend lets you relax just a bit. Happy Weekend :)
Toggle Commented Jul 7, 2012 on Friday Hello! at Jumping on Beds..........
Your so sweet! Thank you for the good wishes...I look forward to the BEST year yet!!! To:
Toggle Commented Jun 23, 2012 on Turning 50 at This is our story
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Glad you are on the mend! Love your ideas for the kids. I may need to implement them for Kaden. The pancake breakfast makes me laugh! The picture of Mannie is priceless.
My 50th Birthday has come and it is one I have dreaded. Yes, I know the alternative and I am greatful. Yet I feel like I have gone from being a miscievious, carefree girl to suddenly the older women who was young and lovely. I notice now that Pat and I are not the youngest in the room. I try to make lemonade from lemons and face challenges head on with such grace, gratitude and humor. And just when I have my birthday epiphany. I realize I am loved and will have this wonderful family, hopefully for the next 50... Continue reading
Posted Jun 23, 2012 at This is our story
Such a darling photo! Hang in there it will all be OK...
Toggle Commented May 21, 2012 on the BEST. at Stephanie Howell
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Love the adventures you will encounter!!! I can't wait for no schedule just come and go as we please where ever the day may take us. My list consist swim lessons the end of June. I better get with it after looking at the list.
Toggle Commented May 18, 2012 on Summer Plans! at Jumping on Beds..........
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Posted May 15, 2012 at This is our story
Yesterday was a special Mother's Day for me. Nothing fancy just thoughtful and lot's of love. Saturday Kaden asked Pat to take him to the market so he could make breakfast in bed for Momma. Pat told me he knew exactly what he wanted to serve and how he was going to do this. Sunday morning as we laid in bed I heard banging and bar stools moving. Pat told me to lay quietly and be patient Kaden had everything under control. Soon after I heard those sweet words "Momma Happy Mother's Day". He was so proud and I was... Continue reading
Posted May 14, 2012 at This is our story
Look at you go....Love the layout and Gia's gift is sweet as punch. I hope you have a wonderful Mother's Day. I don't know another Mother who deserves it more than you. You inspire me each and everyday.
Toggle Commented May 9, 2012 on Mother's Day 2012 at Jumping on Beds..........
Great scrapbook pages....I hope you have a great day at work!
Darling Banner...can't wait to see the one for Cami's room! Woot Woot its Friday!!! I hope you have a wonderful weekend...
Toggle Commented May 4, 2012 on TGIF! at Jumping on Beds..........
Your layouts are amazing...Thanks for sharing!!
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What a Cutie!!! Great idea for a party gift....
Toggle Commented May 2, 2012 on They call this one The Flirt. at Gettin' By
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Love it!!! So happy that you are feeling better....hope Mannie gets well soon!
Toggle Commented Apr 27, 2012 on *A* at Jumping on Beds..........
What a wonderful Spring Break you had. I love all the photo's the one Mannie took is priceless...great job! We will have to look into the Cabins in Ventura that looks like fun maybe a TeePee??? Good luck on your week sounds busy...
Toggle Commented Apr 16, 2012 on KOA Getaway! at Jumping on Beds..........
I love the fact that you decided to come first. I too never say "NO" and then am sorry later! Your Easter sounds fabulous....Glad your day was relaxing and no pressure. Enjoy the kids home, Kade is home with me too this week. I wish I could say we have a wonderful trip planned but to no avail. Pats way too busy...URGH!!! Love the no pressure to go anywhere or take the day just as it comes. Have a wonderful week my friend!
Toggle Commented Apr 10, 2012 on So, where was I? at Jumping on Beds..........
Thanks Annie!!! He sometimes makes out since there is such a gap in age with the children. He never complains and either do the older ones. I hope you had a wonderful Easter also. Hey I have to apologize my nieces showed me how Instagram works. I could not figure out how you were commenting on my photos. Now I know how... I use the program for Project Life. Some days it is so much easier than hauling out my Big Daddy of a camera. Enjoy your week :) To:
Toggle Commented Apr 10, 2012 on Easter at This is our story
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We spent the weekend in Newport Beach but headed home for Easter Sunday. The weather was perfect and the company was just as nice. It was so wonderful to have a brunch at my Mom's with my In-Law's and my Sister's Family. Nothing fancy just a time to get together and visit with each other. My niece is involved with a Volleyball Team and they do quite a bit of traveling and Mackenzie is deciding on which college she will be attending in the Fall. Life seems to get so busy as the kids get older and then they are... Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2012 at This is our story
Looks like a class I could use...this is my kind of Spring Training!!!
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I think we as women, moms, wives wear so many hats it's hard not to slow done and take a deep breathe. You sure did make me think that I was not the only one feeling the same. Thanks Annie I hope this month turns out to be a more smoother one than it started.
Toggle Commented Apr 3, 2012 on Happy Monday! at Jumping on Beds..........