Monday, May 16, 2016

A May Full of Milestones

On May 11, Tom and I celebrated 20 years of marriage! What a journey it has been to get here.

We celebrated early the weekend before just in case he didn't make it back to town for the actual day, but he ended up making it home so we were able to have two dates! Not a bad deal for me at all. ;)

This has been a whirlwind time for our family with Garrison turning 18 on May 4 and finishing his senior year of high school, then Mother's Day, and this last Saturday, Garrison's huge party!

I'll share more pictures of the party as soon as I can get them ready. 

Thank you so much to all of our family and friends who were able to come and celebrate with us! We appreciate your love and support more than we know how to express.

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Mother's Day/Good Week

What a great week we had last week!

I was able to spend some quality time with my man.

I had a lovely Mother's day and received some sweet presents from my wish list!

We were able to enjoy a relaxing Mother's Day with both sides of the family.

I reached many of the goals I had set for myself.

Ahhhh, I love productive and enjoyable weeks :) Hope yours was good too!

Friday, May 6, 2016

Times Are Changing

It's official.

I'm now the mother of an adult child.

I don't even know how this is possible. These years have gone by in a flash it seems.

We have visited colleges, picked a college, planned the graduation/18th birthday party.

Next weekend, our years of learning together will culminate into a grand party and in August, we will move him into the dorms.

And just like that, our family will change forever.

Gone will be the times of having all my boys here learning and living together under one roof. Schedules will be different. It will be harder to gather my little ducklings up at the same time!

I'm so excited for Garrison, and I know we have prepared him well to spread his wings and fly. But, how my momma's heart aches at the thought of him not being around every day.

Alex and Trey will be sophomores in high school next year. Alex is learning to drive and working now. In the blink of an eye, their last three years will be over and the dreaded empty nest will be a reality.

Will we adopt? What does the future hold for us? Will I travel with Tom for work?

I have no idea what God has planned for us. 

I trust Him though. And I am determined to stay focused on the joy that is set before me. I can't dwell on the sadness of this season. I must set my eyes on who these young men have become and what God has called them to do.

I have no promise that they will live close to us. I may have to get use to seeing them for only short periods of time out of the year! And what if that can't be worked out when they can all be together???!!!  ughhhhhh

But no. I dedicated these boys to the Lord and His service, and now I must hold my chin up and march on, encouraging them in their call.

Thank you Lord for the time you have loaned these precious boys to me.