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Friday, November 13, 2009

A blank slate and some reflection!

Morning! I am posting early today because I anticipate having another full day and I wanted to make sure I squooze this in! :) There is a small disclaimer that goes along with this simple post so consider yourself warned! If you are not one for mush you may want to scroll on down to the picture and check back in tomorrow! :)

Today's picture is a very simple one! I made a semi-blank scrapbook page! It is 6X6 in size, but it is giant in my head and heart! I made it small and kept it plain intentionally! I made this yesterday with a specific picture to fill it up in mind. The only thing is that I have not taken the picture yet! I knew when I was assembling it though exactly what picture would need to go there! Last night hubby and I packed up the kids and we drove almost 5 hours to see our oldest son! He moved out about 8 months ago and we do not get to visit with him very much anymore. I miss him so much that I cannot even put it into words. He is such a great kid and he works all the time and it is tough for him to get home because of his work schedule. We only get to spend the day because we have other commitments that we have to get home for, but it is sooooo nice to see him! We went to dinner last night and will be spending the day with him today! It is so wonderful to be together as a family again! One of the hardest parts of being a parent is letting go, but it is part of the deal. We have let go, but I don't love it! LOL He is only 5 hours away but some days that feels like such a long distance. He is smart and funny and responsible and just all around wonderful! When we showed up he made certain to take an active interest in each of his siblings asking how they were and what was going on with them! He played with them and it was so wonderful to see them all together and laughing! As a parent, I question myself often! Always hoping that I am doing everything right and giving enough and setting all of the right examples. When you see your kids liking one another and getting along and sincerely concerned about one another it makes you feel like maybe you are on the right track! Our oldest son will be 20 next month (Gosh! Where does the time go!!) and I am really proud of him! I am really proud of all of my kids and made this page with a picture of them together in mind! Once I get home and get the page put together I will share it with you! :)

Here is the page waiting for a story to be told:



I am off to spend the day with my family! Hope that you have a wonderful day...I plan to! :) Be back soonest!


AnnMarie

8 comments:

Colleen said...

You made me cry - very sweet. Enjoy your day with your family and thanks for sharing!

Tracey said...

Me too, I am sitting here at working crying. Enjoy your day!

Melina said...

Awwww, I'm totally speechless...great story AnnMarie. You're a wonderful mommy!

Jennifer said...

Oh Ann Marie! This is so tender. I was not blessed to be able to have children, but I try to be an active aunt. This really touched me.

Terria said...

Wow Ann Marie I think of this day all the time and the boys are the hardest to let go! You are an amazon mother I hope you enjoyed your day.

Melanie said...

You are so beautiful inside and out. I'm so excited to see this page put together. What a wonderful, sweet story, I'm speechless.

Paige said...

How happy your son will be to see you and spend time with the family.

April said...

What a great story to go along with such a sweet page! I can't wait to see this page filled with faces of your children. I can not even image how hard it is to let go. I don't even want to let go of my 5 year old to go to school next year. I can't imagine what it was like for my mom to not only let go but let go to the military. She hasn't seen me or my brother in 3 years.