Life Lessions...

Monday, October 20, 2008

This weekend was homecoming for the twins. Their last homecoming. And it made me an emotional, weepy mess.


Stormy made top 5 for senior court. At the homecoming game Friday night, they announced the Homecoming King and Queen. It should have been Storm (that’s another story). But she didn’t win. When she came to see me in the stands after the parade, she was in tears. And I learned a long-time coming lesson. For the first time in any of my children’s lives, this was something I couldn’t fix. WOW, that hit me hard. I have always been able to make things right for my kids, but I couldn’t make this right for her. I seriously considered (for a moment) running over the winner in the parking lot.

Saturday was Homecoming. All of their friends met at our house before dinner. As the hoard of teenagers left for their evening, my house was too quiet. And I had another life-changing realization. They would be leaving for college soon. And my house would always be this quiet. It was at that moment, that I decided I didn’t want them to grow up and move away. I want them to stay with me. Forever.

The whole gang at our house before the dance

Josh and Shelby

Stormy, Anthony, Kayla, Joey, Josh and Shelby
If I’m this much of a wreck now, how will I ever get through graduation? And driving them to colleges hours away and LEAVING THEM THERE! How do parents survive this?



mom said...

I didn't post earlier because I had just put on eye make-up, and the tears would make a mess.

You survive, but it will never be easy. I still cry when you leave! When you took off in the Bug for LA my heart was broken.

I so hoped Stormy would win. My heart goes out to her. But she too will survive, and be stronger .

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