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Happy & Sad at the same time. . . .

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Good Tuesday Sparkfam! Today is a rather warm day here in Chicago. Not as hot as yesterday but the humidity & heat kinda sneaks up on you. I am enjoying this day today & I am saddened too. Well, I got up to take my oldest son to the train for his college orientation & tour. We have been fighting about this day since he was 16yr young. I mean, he wants to be out with his friends but the streets are no place for you. Regardless of what your friends do you are not hanging out. Here in Chicago with gun play the innocent are the ones that are usually hurt or killed. I refuse to believe God has brought us all this far to let us falter. So I stay the course, he may mumble or in his mind say “I can’t stand her or my parents make me sick” (sound familiar) but he will go to college & do something positive with his life. Anyway, I could not believe I am letting my baby go?! I am happy that he has reached the pivotal stage in his life. One to celebrate & also feel sad about not knowing what lies ahead. I have prayed for him & with him that he would do what is right in life bottom line. His friends can laugh that he is a momma’s boy but he is pressing toward the mark! WOOHOO!!

I asked him if he wanted me to go in the station with him, for he has never traveled on train, he said no. He got in line, purchased his ticket & got on the train. He didn’t fuss at me for calling him 2x while in line & then once he got on the train. He even called me once he got there & checked in. I could hear the elation & he was a little apprehensive, like he didn’t want to say goodbye. Wanting to share more of what was going on with his life. He is surprised at all his hard work has gotten him but now he really is going to have find a way to work while playing. I’ve told him he is in charge of his future by the grace of God, don’t let anyone sway you in the wrong direction. Now is he not going to do things that are not in line with what we taught him? Of course he will but I pray he is strong enough to stay the course. So you have a proud, sad & happy momma. lol

In other news, I painted my paws light blue. Meaning,

Me in my outfit.

Could not rotate the picture. Sorry......
walking, step aerobics & strength training

Early morning: cashew w/sea salt, cranraisins
Breakfast: oatmeal orange juice toast & milk multi-vitamin
Lunch pb&j on honey wheat w/side salad with cucumbers, 2 bites of a buttery biscuit,
Baked boneless chicken thighs, mustard greens & white rice
2servings of red vines
Blackberries & strawberries
So I pray you guys are doing what is healthy for you today by 85% & naughty by 15%. Then go & play….

God bless & enjoy everyday!
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    oH GIRL i feel you. My 20 year old did not go away to college. he attended our local college. But he is dating someone whom I nor my hubbie approves of. She is much younger than he is. We worry and pray and talk to him often. You never want to see your babies hurt and make a mistake and end up paying for it. We both are Christains we have taught him to honor God with his life and decisions. We have shown him the way. Now it is up to him to follow what he knows is right. Kids these days have so much more the deal with. He attends college full time, and works part time. We pray and fast over him. Now we have another son who graduated this past June. Local college is his choice. We know we can not be with them all the time and watch their every more. We trust Christ to lead and guide by faith. Prayers for your boy! I feel your pain. Be blessed and trust in God!
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    Comment edited on: 7/19/2011 8:38:56 PM
    Love ya!!! emoticon blog!! Your food intake sounds yummy and refreshing.
    I like your 85 to 15 ratio! LOL!! emoticon

    ....praying for you as you let your bird soar on his own now. emoticon
    2417 days ago
    It takes a village to raise children. I don't have children of my own but I've invested much love, life lessons, discipline, sweat, etc...into my nieces and nephews---it's as if I'm their 3rd parent. Train up a child in the way he should go and he will not depart from it.......sounds like that's how you have raised your son. Continue to pray for him and God will continue to guide him. Bravo to you and your hubby for a job well done!!!!!
    2418 days ago
    I know it was hard letting your baby go Dee, have faith in him. You did a great job raising your son and I know your lessons have sunk in and he will do you proud. There are a lot of bad people out there, just trust in the man above and your son. I love your outfit, sandal's, and blue toenails! I did mine Tuesday and wore my saddles , love the look of freshly painted nails! God bless Dee. emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2419 days ago
  • JGAL8123
    Awww - sending a big hug your way - I'm sure saying goodbye today was bittersweet. I will be where you are in a couple more years - my stepdaughter is starting her junior year in high school soon...yikes! Your son has your DNA, so he has the smarts, heart and strength of mind to manage this new chapter in his life. He'll make his mama proud :-)

    Hope you have a wonderful rest of the week!
    2420 days ago
    Congratulations on staying the course! Your child will take your teachings with him. Believe it or not Parents are the most influential people in a child's life. Good parents work themselves out of a job. You go girl! emoticon
    2420 days ago
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