Thursday, August 12, 2010
Today was the day. Spanky left for BYU---
off to college. It is such a bitter sweet day, like when Slim left for Brazil. There really isn't any other place I would want them to be! They are doing what they are supposed to be doing and going where they are supposed to be going. They are becoming who they are supposed to become.
not here for me to talk to every day, not here to hold and love and tease, not here to discuss and learn and grow with. No one told me in the fine print of parenting that I would give my heart to these people and that even when they were doing everything they should be doing, all of those things that make parents proud, that my heart would be ripped out and writhing on the floor because they leave. Such a paradox--totally happy and totally sad, all at the same time.
I love being a mother....love my job.....love my people. I just hope I can give the younger ones the time and attention the older ones have had, especially since I miss them so much!
We will miss you Spanky!
We are proud of you!!
Love Mom and Dad!