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Letting Go

Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Here lately I have NOT been seeing the scale as a friend...
Here lately I have NOT been so careful of what I am eating and drinking.
Here lately I have NOT been exercising as much as I should...
Here lately I have been overly busy with my Senior in High School, Graduating, going to the prom, working Seventeen year old smarter than me daughter...
Yesterday I was looking at old pictures of the years of my daughter's past proms. 2005, 2006, 2007 and now 2008 as I looked at these pictures I noticed how my girl has grown... I also notice how I have shrunk... one picture blew my mind. I did NOT realize how I looked. So today I am feeling better about many things...including my daughter and her soon to be leaving the nest of our home, to start her own life as a college student... ( she is counting down the days, she gave me the number of days left this morning...again) and my own journey in healthier living. I know that I am no-where near perfect... I am forgiving myself and will continue my Sparking journey to a healthier me.
Each day is a new day and I will strive to be a better me.

'I am too blessed to be stressed and too anointed to be disappointed!'
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ANGIELIVINJUICY 4/9/2008 7:50PM

    And I was freaking out cause I just registered my oldest for kindergarten! LOL Your daughter doesn't know how much she's going to be missing you. I miss my mom lots! I always tell her she should stop working and move in with me. It wasn't always like this...but I'm happy that it's where we're at now. She's going to miss you...after the excitement of something new and being on her own wears off. She's going to miss you!!! emoticon

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LEAHPR4 4/9/2008 1:03PM

    WOW!! my oldest and only daughter turned 13 this year and I am freaking about how fast the time went...I admire you!! I dont know how I will be when the time comes for the kids to leave but with her being my oldest and only girl I am sure it will be the hardest. I pray that I am as graceful as you!! I love you girl!!!

xoxoxo Karla

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GLORYTOGLORY 4/8/2008 5:44PM

  Love your attitude about your kids leaving the nest! Keep up the good work its a journey not a few days ! Yes miss lady you are to blessed!

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READY4MO 4/8/2008 2:17PM

    Wow, I don't even want to think about my kids leaving home. I can imagine how you must feel. I love your attitude though.

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~~LILA 4/8/2008 1:44PM

    Things like this DOES make a person reflect. I know exactly what you're talking about and how you're feeling. My son graduated 2 and a half months after turning 17 and one month later we shipped him to another state and dropped him off at college.

My eldest, first born, one of my "rocks" is 10 hours away and at such a young age. My heart yearns for him daily, I miss kissing him on the cheek daily before he's out the door or off to bed. I miss hearing, "I sure do love you mom!" on a daily basis also, and my mother claims, "It's all part of growing up."

I apologize for making you sad, if I did, it was unintentional, but the upside to all of this, and the thing that keeps me going is knowing that my husband and I obviously did a bang up job raising him. He's focused, on the right track and by the time he's 30 years old he'll be financially stable enough that we won't ever have to "worry" about him again.

Does it get easier? Some days. You'll cope, we all do. It is difficult, but it just makes us much stronger, prouder parents!

Keep us posted, I'm curious to hear all about her senior prom. (My son skipped his, said it was too much "drama" for him. HA!) (sorry for rambling)
Lila

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