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Tuesday, February 23, 2010

I got one leaving the nest..........

My son got his date to leave for Basic Training this afternoon. And because the Universe is a woman with horrid PMS he will be leaving before my husband gets home. Ah joy. I get to ship one off to war and the other I will be shipping off to start his new life and praying that he will not be joining his father. Praying that he will be doing something much safer and closer to home.

Soooooooooooooooooo where am I now you ask??? I am hiding in my room. Seriously. I am sitting on my bed with my faithful dog next to me and the laptop in my lap. I have already sent out the SOS email to my Ya-Ya's and they responded immediately.

Ladies? What did we do before Ya-Ya's I ask you???

Tonight my husband and I were sitting on the couch and I looked at him. I said "Can you even believe that our first born is about to leave the nest?" Then he hugged me and said "I know."

When The Son got the call you should have seen his face. Oh my gosh was he excited.
Remember that feeling?? It's like your life is all there before you and it's waiting for you to step into it. Adulthood!! No parents!!! Your own decisions!!! I am so ridiculously happy for him. He got the job he wanted and will be traveling quite a bit.
Wanna know the best part of today? It was when I was cooking dinner. Just in there minding my own business. He came in and said "hey mom...." then he grabbed me up for a hug.

Just a hug.

Then he went about his business while I looked out the kitchen window for a bit. Wanna know what I saw out that window? I saw the four year old he used to be. The one who asked me once....when I was getting ready for a party......after I'd had his little sister and was not feeling very svelte...he says to me with his brown eyes so very big....."Mommy, are you a princess?!"

Excuse me while I find some tissue.

13 comments:

AirmanMom said...

hugs.....
~AM

Jeri is said...

Oh my. I don't even know what to say. You should be bursting with pride about now. You've raised a wonderful young man. You've got more friends then you'll ever know, and I'm pretty sure each and every one of us will be there to help you along the way.

Take care.

Jeri is said...

Oh my. I don't even know what to say. You should be bursting with pride about now. You've raised a wonderful young man. You've got more friends then you'll ever know, and I'm pretty sure each and every one of us will be there to help you along the way.

Take care.

Jen of ReannaLily Designs said...

Congrats to Ant! And congrats to you two for raising a wonderful kid.

mascanlon said...

Sniff, sniff, yep we will all be here along the way! Oh and I do care packages too both to Ohio, over "there" and where ever.

Annemiek said...

Ahhh, "are you a princess.." that's one memory to cherish for sure. My quilting DD left my nest 4 years ago and I miss her a lot. I still have a DD and a DS at home. I clean up after them and I sometimes wish I'd have the house for myself....but on the other hand.....I love being a Mum!!

Consuelo said...

I'm weeping right along with ya!

Jodi said...

Awwwww!

Hang in there. I will pray for both your guys.

Mr. Bill used to tell me I was a princess too when he saw my wedding pictures. Boys are the best.

Michelle said...

STOP IT! You are making ME cry!
love you, girlfriend!
Michelle

Mary said...

I'll keep my fingers crossed that he'll be staying close to home and in a safe place.

I love my boys but I also love having them grown and on their own. I hope the transition will go well for you.

quiltmamajb said...

Exciting and scary changes. You hit the nail on the head with this post.....the joy of your son and the pride, sadness and strength of parents. What a wonderful family you and your hubby have created - cherish them and be proud!!!! Piece....

Stephanie D. said...

Awwww, what a sweetie. He's gonna make someone a good husband.

What, you weren't ready for anyone to say that yet?????

Chocolate Cat said...

You got any tissue to share that you can send over here??? Stay strong and remember we are here for you xx