Monday, September 12, 2016

Don't Blink

Where've you been? No one has really been asking but here I am. I'm feeling the need to write and this is where I find myself.

2 years have FLOWN by, total blink-of-the-eye type stuff. It's hard to keep up.

 2 years ago we had the extreme pleasure of welcoming our first son-in-law to our family. The day was perfect. I was, of course, an emotional wreck. Watching that first baby move completely on from childhood was tough. It was also very fulfilling. She chose well. Aaron is such a good person.

 We've had the joy of watching them grow as a couple. They love and support each other completely. You can never, as a parent, ask for anything more for your child.

Then not quite a year ago we were blessed with our 2nd son-in-law. Aspen and Chad were engaged about 6 weeks after Sofi's wedding. We love Chad and his family to pieces. He complements Aspen well. He's supported and encouraged her and we couldn't be happier. The day was beautiful. Aspen was breathtaking and the realization that most of our children were grown ups hit like a freight train.

Aspen graduated from USD in May and wow! I could not have been more proud this day. Watching her cross that stage and accept that diploma was incredible.

When Aspen was little she had an extreme desire to be first all the time. Well she shocked us in April by announcing she and Chad were going to be parents. She will give us our first grandchild in December. We cannot wait to spoil our first granddaughter. And yes I'm way too young! *wink *wink

Which brings me to...

 The first day of school. Sadi's last, first day to be exact. I'm devastated. It's happening whether I want it to or not. Rubi, thank goodness, is just a 6th grader. I'm really not ready to be an empty nester.

Now you know why I'm back here. It's so much worse than Sofi getting old enough to graduate. It's so much worse than Sofi or Aspen getting married. It's so much worse than becoming a grandma. This one was NEVER suppose to leave me. Ever. I'm happy and sad and so unbelievably proud of her. I can and can't wait to see what the coming years are going to bring for her. She'll graduate and leave and be just fine. Will I? That remains to be seen. Sadi is pretty amazing and her life will be her's. She will never do anything just because someone else thinks she should. She's fiercely independent and a quiet observer of life. She's pretty special. 

Stay tuned because it's going to be an incredibly emotional year for me...