Monday, March 7, 2011

Coping ...

Apparently my daughter is concerned for mine and Gary's well-being.  Read about it here.  I think it's cute, but I would have to say that Kacey's parents are coping just fine!  Little Kacey got married in May, little Keaton began his mission in August and little Matty got married on Saturday!  It's been a big year for sure!  When I think back on this year, I think it might possibly be my favorite since 1987.

June of 1987, I became a mom for the first time.  I remember thinking that I could not possibly EVER be this happy ever again!  It was amazing!  And then ... it got hard ... really, really hard!  

I wish my glasses could have been just a little bit bigger.

Oh my goodness when I think back to the sleep deprivation alone, I get a little twitch in my left eye!  But it was good.  And it was good to the tune of four more times!  My babies have been my whole world, and for the most part, our world has been good.

But now I'm old.

And my back aches.

And I need more sleep.

So when my little ones choose to grow up and leave our nest for people and places that bring a whole other dynamic to our family unit and happiness as we once knew it ... it's fine by me.  In fact, it's awesome.

It's a little bit funny to me that Kacey wonders how we are coping.  She should know how we're coping, because she lives less than 5 miles from home and visits us practically every day (sometimes more than once).  And the extra funny part of this new family dynamic (and Kacey's melodramatic mood), is that now Matthew and his new little wife live one block away from Kacey and her little Karl.  Kacey finally has a sister and Matthew and Karl are great friends ... they just have homes down the street from each other instead of bedrooms across the hall from each other.  It's our new life, and so far ... it's sweet!

How do you feel about your current phase of life?


Melissa said...

I am glad you are adjusting fine :) It doesn't surprise me. As much as my mom LOVES her sons in law I can't say that she adjusted that easily :)

So far I think every year THIS is my favorite. I enjoy each time for different reasons. I hope it keeps going that way!

I heard the wedding, luncheon, and reception were just beautiful and perfect. What an exciting day!

Kacey's View said...

melodramatic?!? How dare you. haha

wesley's mom (sue) said...

That is the cutest picture! Your glasses are awesome.

I'm trying really hard to enjoy this phase of my life. I always worry I'm not doing enough of the right things. It's exciting and scary watching our older boys grow into "adults", and I'm trying to have fun with Eli and Ivy before they turn into teenagers.

Diane said...

Yep, I chuckled when I read Kacey's comment last week, but she's only concerned about your happiness and well-being. Afterall, Shaker's party house is less party minus 3. But, with Gary around, providing constant comment and'll be fine.

BTW, I had glasses like that too. They were red, but I'm not sure I have too many pictures as evidence...

lori.huffaker said...

I am also love love loving this time in my life, grown kids and thier lovely spouse's are a whole new kind of fun!! And grandbabies....I can't even express!! Good to know someone else rocked an awesome perm!!