Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Multiplicity

Most days that I post, I tend to stick to one subject or another but I have so much to share today.

First things first…tomorrow my baby girl, Savannah, turns 23 years old. *stare* Can someone tell me how that happened? scan0009 Seriously. I mean, it was just a few weeks ago that the child was just learning to walk and climbing all over my Mom (in this picture holding Savannah, and who passed away when Savannah was only 3) and now here she is turning twenty-friggin’-three years old. WOW! Talk about making me feel older than dirt.

Not only is she having her 101_0372 23rd birthday tomorrow but Monday evening we will be in Arkansas at her Pinning Ceremony. She’s graduating nursing school. I couldn’t be any more proud of her, my precious first born baby girl, than I am at this moment.

My beautiful girl really is all grown up, isn’t she?

Wow, that is just really so amazing to me.

At the end of the month, when my precious grandboy, Noah, is out of school, Savannah and him are moving back to Alabama to be close to us again. She is going to get a nursing job here and make their home near us so that we can help her with Noah and so they stay close to her Momma, step-dad & sister.

Shelby-Toad-1 Then, to add on to those momentous occasions, my youngest daughter, Shelby will be celebrating her 21st birthday next Saturday.  TWENTY-ONE, y’all…official adulthood…no longer my baby but a real, full-fledged grown-up.

She’s been married for over a year but they still live with us (they pay rent so it’s not like they’re freeloaders or anything) but I could delude myself into believing she was still my “little girl.”

Nope, not any more…she’s gone and grown up on me, too.

To celebrate her becoming a legal adult, we’re taking them (Shelby and her husband, Toad) to the casino for her birthday next weekend. Neither of them has ever been inside a casino and that’s all she wanted so that’s what we’re doing.

I think it will be fun.

Whew!! The next few weeks are going to be so full but I like that they will be full of good things, events that are good moments in life. My girls and my grandboy are so important to me, so having these times with them is so beautiful.

Focus

I love how my life is unfolding…all of the ups and downs make up this vibrant life of mine. Even with all of the pain and illness I deal with daily, I know what’s important and family is at the top of the list.

Are you focusing on what’s important in your life?

Peace & Love,
Barb

3 comments:

  1. am trying to focus on what's important!!

    I can't believe the girls are that old! They were just, what? 11 and 13 when we met? No wait..12 and 14 I think. Long time no matter what!! Such beautiful girls!! I'm so proud of Savannah! She's grown up so much!! You are a blessed woman!! xoxo

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  2. When my oldest daughter was 10, she told us she didn't believe in Santa anymore. A year later, she told us she was too old to trick-or-treat. My beautiful, young bride and I looked at each other and immediately knew that we were too young to not have Santa and trick-or-treaters, so we decided to have another. Then when Girl2 came along, we decided that with her siblings being so much older, she would practically be an only child. We didn't want that, so we had Boy2. Now, I've got 'em 19, 17, 4 and 3months. By the time this last set is through spilling milk on the couch, I'll have grandbabies. My house will NEVER be without kids again. ;)

    Yer girls are beautiful, you should be very proud!

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  3. WOW, what beautiful children you have. All grown up, but never away from Mamma's Babies. I still call my 34 yr old 6'4" son, "Mandy Bear"! I called him that when he was little, and he just laughs now, but my Grandkids love to tease him about it!! You are blessed!!

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Peace & Love,
~Barb~

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