...the upcoming weeks. And how I am actually prepared for them. In a few short weeks, my firstborn...my Madison...graduates from high school. I always thought this time would be tremendously difficult for me. When she started Kindergarten, and then middle school, and even high school...I dreaded the thought that her graduation would come. I couldn't imagine my little girl...my teenager being finished. Being done. Moving on.
But lately...I've realized that it isn't devastating at all. She isn't a little girl. She isn't a young teenager. She is a beautiful, independent, strong, creative, determined young woman. And...she is ready. She is ready to move on. To begin new challenges and new adventures. I think back to when I was graduating. I was so excited to start. To begin a new chapter. To see what the future held. And so it is with my own child. Yes...the years passed quickly. Yes...it will be hard not having all my children with me all the time. But this is life. And life goes on. And she has a life to start living.
So as we plan her party and pick out announcements and finalize graduation plans...I do it with joy and pride in my heart. And to be honest, a bit of sadness. I am a mother after all.
Here is a peek at our life this past week in our country home. : )
We finally saw signs of spring...
and my little Cinderella was thrilled!
And it appears she is a blogger in training. : )
We had some quick, throw together meals...
but they were still yummy.
Some storms rolled in...
and we played a favorite all afternoon.
(Tara...please tell Abigail Flynn cannot wait to play with her!)
Binge watching is my favorite. : )
And we took our first "Before Mass" outside photos of the year!
For the record... Baby Gap clothes are the BEST. This is her third spring in this dress!!!
Oh...and then winter returned. Ugh!
Thank you all for entering the giveaway for the dishtowels! The winner is Erica!!! Congratulations! Please email me your info so I can put them in the mail. We will do this again soon!
And that's it, my friends!
Have a cozy weekend!
Thanks for visiting. : )