Thursday, August 18, 2011

College Bound ....

How did it get so late so soon?
It's night before it's afternoon.
December is here before it's June.
My goodness how the time has flewn.
How did it get so late so soon?
~Dr. Seuss



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It seems as if Taylor just returned home from her year abroad  in Switzerland and here she is, off again. Ready to begin her junior year at Pepperdine. Where does the time go? I mean seriously. The pace at which life is moving, makes me yearn for a pause button sometimes.

But, this morning as I stood by Taylor's car and leaned in and kissed her goodbye, there were no tears. Yes, I will miss her. Her daily presence around the house and her sweet, sweet ways with the little ones, especially Zoey, and her love over flowing for the darling Charlotte. Time spent painting tiny nails and snuggling up in bed together. But this morning, I looked at my third born, and I realized, this is just as it should be. The wings spread and strong for the flight and the knowledge that the job I have worked tirelessly at, the raising of an independent, kind, compassionate, faith filled child, is nearly done. And although I know my parenting does not end here, I see clearly the shift. The change. And I am okay with that. In fact, excited and proud. For both of us.   

13 comments:

The Annessa Family said...

Wishing her safe travels and a wonderful year at school!

Brooke
www.TheAnnessaFamily.blogspot.com

Becca said...

Congratulations, Taylor, congratulations, Mom!! Beautiful young lady you've got there. And she's got the best foundation possible to be heading off on her new adventures.

Rochelle said...

Have a wonderful year Taylor. WOW it does seem like yesterday she was boarding the plane to go overseas. Pause would be good, maybe I could catch up.

Bethany said...

I remember those days so well!! And with such a supportive and loving family she is destined to soar!!

Cammie Heflin said...

Fly upward Taylor! What a blessing you are to your family! Hugs to you my friend, I am needing some talk from Cali!!! Call me! :) Hug Zoey too!

Anonymous said...

Actually it seems only yesterday she & her entire family came east to Ostisco Lake for a visit - Has it really been 10 years? She was this little wisp of a 10/11 year old holding her new baby brother Jake - My has time ever flown!
Have a wonderful year Taylor Morgan


Aunt Bluebelle
And now in a very few days - Dad, Jake & Joe are flying East for a few days. Boy everyone is looking forward to that (but a little sad that the "girls" (includes mom) will not be on this trip :(

Marisa DeGenaro said...

Said so well. I'm not sure I will handle my little ones going to college so gracefully. You truly are an inspiration!

Scrappy quilter said...

Wishing her all the best this school year has to offer. Special hugs being sent just for you. How is our Zoey girl doing? Hugs

stephanie said...

oh Heather, how did this summer go by so fast??? I woke up thinking it's over. You have an amazing family and you and Mark have done such an incredible job raising your children. The "first set" are all grown and doing so well, your heart must be bursting with pride. I can only hope and pray my adorable yet motley crew turns out half as well.

Love you!

Lacey said...

It seems like just yesterday she was heading overseas! Time is flying way to fast. After seeing that campus though, I would be off to Pepperdine too!

Anna said...

what a beautiful young woman....

SECRET PEPPER PERSON: said...

Bittersweet. I miss my big girls, too.

Cole said...

Oh how wonderful for Taylor- and what a good Momma you are!