Falling into a new season

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“You’re gonna miss this, mom”, she says after I halfway scold her for one of her annoying habits of doing something to about 95% completion.   And I know that she is right.  That all too familiar constriction begins in my throat and I silently pray that I won’t be forced to speak any time soon.  My eyes are damp too, but she won’t notice that from the next room.  It’s not that I’m afraid to show my emotions; we’ve been a tangled mess of emotions over the past few weeks.

I’ve thought about it and written about, but now the time is here.  Our youngest will leap headlong from the nest this coming Saturday and when she gets up and brushes herself off, she will have a new last name and a new protector.

If time permits and the words flow, I will share it all in the coming days, the ups and downs, the panic and the quiet and all the other pre-wedding drama.

I’ve always said that fall is my favorite season and it is, but I find myself wondering if now it will also represent the time of year that I fell into the “empty nest”.

Comments

  1. Lisa – Beautifully said. It made me weep as I know exactly what you are going through. I love the women my “babies” have grown into and am so pleased with the man that Lauren has married but I selfishly miss them daily and yearn for those annoying habits, messy rooms and all of their hugs and kisses! Enjoy this special time this week and savor every minute. You have raised two amazing ladies. We can be so proud of girls and the wives, and mothers they have or will become. Sadly, the nest will be empty but with that will come new adventures. Much love and happiness to you all this week. I can’t wait to see pictures ❤

  2. Thinking of you and praying too!

  3. Terrie Goff says:

    “You’re gonna miss this, mom”, tis so true but on the other hand. . . she will too but just doesn’t know it yet! Hang in there; tis an emotional week! Love you all!! AT

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