Tuesday, July 11, 2006

and so it begins...inklings of the empty nest

Vicky got back from orientation last night, full of stories and excitement and enthusiasm for this new adventure in her life. It left John and me feeling the pinch in our hearts that very soon, too soon, she would be off to college and the growing snowball that will be her life, leaving us behind.

Sunday night we had one of those moments of clarity when we went to dinner after Mass. Christy and I heard John recover from giving the wrong number in our party, "Fi--uh, four." It was a sign.

Today we're back to four again, because Chris is at a weeklong seminar. Which just pours salt in the wound, because she'll be flexing those wings soon, too.

If I am to be true to this blog, then I have to go through with this post. If I'm going to be true to myself, I'll stop before my heart implodes.

Stay tuned as the adventure continues....

6 comments:

critter said...

boo-hoo :(

Vicky said...
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cortijo said...

Where is Vicky going?

bego said...

georgia tech, close to home ;)

The Jules said...

Imagine how Boy will feel being the only child!

Brozie said...

Don't worry Begs, remember the night the Boy said, "don't worry Mommy, I'm never leave you, I'll bring my wife and my kids and we'll live with you forever!"...it's going to crowded in Costa Rica.