Tuesday, November 04, 2008

The Last One Leaving the Nest





Models for Gap's work/fashion show.


Alex got engaged last night. I am so excited for her and Mitch but a tiny part of me is so sad too. It means that the very last one will be gone for sure. Never to live with us again, just coming to visit. It is so hard to believe that what seems like just a few years ago I was a young mom with 5 young children running around and sometimes driving me crazy. At times I couldn't wait for this time in my life. Now I wish I could go back and have just a month, even a day with all 5 young and at home and really, really savor it. I'd take way more pictures and keep a journal too. It goes by so, so fast. (I am in tears now as I type). Enjoy those crazy days, young families-it will be over before you know it. I miss it. I feel very blessed to have had the five fun, talented and confident kids that I have. I also think they each made excellent choices in their spouses-Alex included!

Now I look forward to getting to know Mitch better, going to their wedding and seeing them start their own little family. And I get to continue to enjoy the 10 (almost 11) grandchildren we have and look forward to more. Now I'm smiling. Really big. Love, love, love those grandchildren. (If only I could find a way to be with one every day!) There is a goodness and fun in every season. We just have to find it and enjoy it. Congrats Alex!!

9 comments:

Aubree said...

This is so great for Alex. We are so happy for her.

Thanks for the reminder to enjoy these crazy days. I needed that today! :)

So Toni and I were trying to figure out who is pregnant out of your kids? Congrats!

Pam said...

Kasey is pregnant. Due 2/19 in Anchorage.

Janelle said...

Pam, I know that I am kind of emotional, but I was sheading some tears while reading your blog. I can't even imagine Connor not being a baby anymore, let alone getting married.

Aubree said...

Wow! More grandkids for you! All of us better get going so Toni can catch you! :)

I bet living in Alaska is an experience!

Kelly said...

What a sweet post. I am so excited for Alex! Can't wait to meet Mitch.

I need to come to back to this post when I'm having a bad day. No wonder my kids love you so much. You are a wonderful grandma!

Lindsey said...

Hooray for Alex!

I get sad thinking about my kids all grown up.

Rachon & Jared to the Max said...

Your post made me cry. I get sad thinking about the day Max is grown and gone too. Thanks for reminding me to savor these moments.

Kasey said...

This is just what I needed to hear. I read it mere hours after Sienna threw my iPhone down during a huge fit in Sam's. I just keep repeating to myself, "Enjoy it while you can, enjoy it while you can..." Cute pics of Alex and Mitch. My only question is why Alex hasn't posted any of them on her blog! She says they never get pictures together, but here are TWO I've never seen before.

Alex said...

thanks mom!!! I feel kinda bad getting married now after reading your post! so sad.... :(