Transitions and Milestones
This is a BIG week for our family!
Brooklynn celebrated 20 years of living! We got to talk with her on her birthday and it was such a special treat to sing to her miles away. She’s happily serving the people of Lancaster, California and shining a light wherever she goes.
David will be 10 on Friday! We’ve been reminiscing that he was Donovan’s age when we first moved here. He has been counting down the days because he does not love being 9. I guess 10 is a bit of a rite of passage at our house, that time when you are no longer a “little kid” (though 10 is still so little from this Mama’s perspective).
Also happening Friday, Addie will graduate from high school! She will be leaving in just a few short weeks to head to college and I am really trying to prepare myself for that. She is an amazing young woman and will do great things, but man we are going to miss her! (Only boys from here on out!)
With all of this in mind, Elder Jeffrey R. Holland’s recent Facebook post resonated wholeheartedly with me. He said:
Seeing my grandchildren progress is a great thrill for a grandfather. My extended family is currently in the midst of some wonderful experiences—including the recent temple marriage of my grandson and his lovely bride and my granddaughter receiving her temple endowment and subsequent departure on her mission next month.
So many beautiful things to celebrate!ReplyDelete
I looked through pictures a few days ago to collect some favorites for my senior and got to revisit so many special friends! I'm so glad for the time I was able to spend with my kids when they were tiny and also so glad they are bigger now and doing great things and I'm looking forward to all that is coming up in their lives over the next ten years. Ten years old really is a big deal. Our youngest is 10 now and having all of us in double-digits is pretty cool, plus you can see hints of their future adult coming out (and sometimes their inner toddler too. Life's a surprise with a ten year old!)
Loved your post. I am feeling much the same way as Conner is getting ready to leave. It will be so weird to not have any kids at home. It has been such a long time to be a mom and now I am really having to think who I am instead of just someone's mom. Not sure if I am ready for this new adventure. Hoping we can all catch up on life again soon. Lots of love. PamReplyDelete