Sunday, February 06, 2011
The Downside to Living on an Island...
What downside? I know you're asking. However, for me, there's a huge downside.
My kids have to go away to school. Yeah, yeah, big deal.
Well, it is when they have to fly back and forth, they can't just throw a bag in the car and drive home for the weekend.
When I said goodbye to my daughter
Sarah, four years ago, I was a hot mess. It was literally like somebody ripped my heart out of my chest. I couldn't breathe, sleep, all I wanted to do was cry. And I did. Extreme? Probably. I don't cry much and I tend to bottle up my emotions.
When I explode, watch out.
But you know, I adjusted. And I know I'll adjust again when we deposit our son at whichever institution of higher learning accepts him in the fall. It's funny how we can dread the goodbyes, yet know how quickly the time goes.
Sarah and I skype pretty much everyday. I think having her away has brought us even closer. It's been wonderful to watch her mature and grow as a young woman these past few years. She's had to navigate some choppy waters but has done so with grace, through prayer, all the while trusting that God would not let her down. I'm so excited to see where He's going to take her. As you know, her passion is photography. I'm really looking forward to seeing where she ends up with that.
So really, today I just wanted to share my daughter with you, because I think she's amazing, and I miss her.
She's writing exams right now so if you want to drop her a note of encouragement on her blog, I know she'd appreciate it. Check out her new blog at www.sarahwestphotography.tumblr.com
And the fact that today is Superbowl Sunday and I have about 30 men descending on my house as I type this, has absolutely nothing to do with this post. Okay, it does.
I NEED MY DAUGHTER!!! BA. Going to hide in my study now. :0))
Posted by Catherine West at 1:08 PM