Monday, June 24, 2013

This is the week!

Hello everybody in blog land. This is the week, the week I bake a wedding cake and 5 slab cakes, the week I steam iron the veil and make chilli for the rehearsal party, the week I find a dress to wear to the wedding, the week I go out and pick those lovely purple wild flowers growing in the ditches to add to the bouquets for the front of the church, the week I clean my house especially well...

This is the week I help my last girl child slip out into a life of her own. And I will miss her. I am trying not to think about that. I am so happy she has met the man God prepared for her, happy she is soon going to be managing a home of her own, creating a family. So this week will be all about preparations, blessings given, busyness...somewhere inside of me I would love to stop time, drink endless cups of tea on the front step, wander through the flower beds, run with her through the sub divisions on moon lit nights, laugh at stupid movies. But this is the way of things, and mothers down through time have experienced the bitter/sweet of watching their daughters go.

I am thankful to God for the wonderful (extended) years I have shared with her.

Reuben, you are getting a gem!


  1. So sweet! I welled up with tears reading this. I know I will find it very difficult when our children leave to start a new life of their own. But I know it is the way. God is preparing my heart. And so that is why I try to soak up all the days I have with them now. God also reminds me how blessed I truly am to have them home for all these extended years homeschooling. I don't think I could handle looking back and wondering if I missed all those years if they went to school, I think I would feel crushed. Congratulations.... on another wedding! (you should be a wedding planner) ;)

    1. Thanks, Anita. Come see me when Ava takes that step. I will lend you my cake pans ;) The years do fly. You will never regret the years you poured into your little ones. <3

  2. Awww! SOOO bittersweet - more sweet though in the end! Love that last line - so true - she is one fine gem!!

  3. Best wishes to your daughter, Anita. Yes, letting go of your children can be a bit sad, but with the marriage comes grandchildren, hopefully. And it reassuring that she will have someone to care for her and lessen your burden a bit. Enjoy the wedding!

  4. How wonderful, Anita! After this week, you will feel so relaxed and enjoy seeing your daughter keep house! Life moves on!

    I bet your accident made you more must fell as if someone might come out of no where and hit you again! I had an accident a long while ago, just a rear-end one. It was not my fault, but it did make me slow down for good and not be in a hurry to get anywhere.

    I would love to try Hungarian food! Especially with cabbage!

  5. Hi, Anita! I know you will enjoy every single bit of it with a tear in your eye, of course! I wish your daughter the best of everything.


  6. This is the week that I get to visit with your family again. :)