Friday, April 18, 2008

The Next Chapter

I put my boy (Sailor) on the plane a few hours ago. He is now heading towards the next chapter (Five years) of his life. I think the unknown makes us all a bit nervous. I don't think I will ever stop aching to hug my children. I've been putting the guest room back in order for the last hour. Not that it was that messy but I needed to put Aaron's things that he couldn't take with him away. What can I say besides it is so very hard. We had such a wonderful time with Aaron, Grrrrrr, this is just so hard. I hate growing up! I mean my children growing up. : ) It'll just be a few days until I can stop the tears from flowing. Darn it, I'm such a girl! Did I say how much I will miss him!

11 comments:

Kristy said...

Oh, beautiful friend.
I am not there yet, so I can't say I know what your going through.....(in fact, I can't even FATHOM going there yet!!!!)
But, I can send a big ***hug*** your way.......
Love to you ~

Lori said...

I feel like I am such a baby today. The house has been so alive the last two weeks that Aaron has been home. All his friends have been over again. How I missed having a house full of teenage boy's all wrestling each other. Just a few things were broken! : ) Aaron called around 1:00 p.m. and said he made it to Virgina safely.

e-Mom said...

I read this post earlier today, and I felt too sad to comment! :~D

We "older" Moms feel for you, Lori. {{{BIG Hugs}}}

Anonymous said...

Oh precious daughter, I wish I could give you a big hug it breaks my heart to see you hurt so much.
And Shi really loves her big brother (smile) she was so upset when she did not get to talk to him last night and then did not get to see him. I am so Thankful they have always been close. Please tell him we miss him too. I love you and Praying for you too.

Love
MaMa

Lori said...

E-mom,

You sound like you understand!

Thanks for the hugs,

Lori


Mom,

I am so sorry you caught me at a very bad time yesterday. I thought I was handling things so well and when I started putting Aaron's things away the floods came. You caught me in the mist of it all. Tell Shi that Aaron is doing well. I talked to him last night and he is settling in just fine. He has liberty this weekend already. He ran into his roommate when I was talking to him during his dinner at McDonald's last night. He could finally eat something after he got all checked in. Poor thing was a nervous wreck yesterday. I promise that didn't help his mom one bit. I wanted to go with him and protect him.

OK now we know I got my silliness from you, my clumsiness, my forgetfulness, my witty and fun personality and my emotional behavior. Is there anything else you would like for me to know before I find out about it the hard way. LOL

I love you very much! Thanks for all the support. I'll give up my controlling personality and let you help me through all of this.

Lori

Anonymous said...

It is okay to have some controlling
remember you keep things going and you make so many people happy with just who you are.
I do want to be with you and help you through this. Knowing you though it will probably be a day LOL.
No I can't think of anything that was left out when God made you to be so much like me. HeHe
I Love You so much too!

Love
MAMA

Lori said...

Mom,

You mean I have to lie around for a whole day? You know that is going to drive me half crazy! Well, crazier than I am already.

Love Ya,

Lori

SJ said...

Saying good bye is so hard! I can't imagine how much you'll miss him. God is there, where ever he goes, though. Praying for you!

Lori said...

sj

I pray your vacation was good.

It was very hard but I am so blessed to have been able to spend so much time with Aaron.

I'll see bright and early Friday morning. I'll try to come with a smile on my face. : )

Lori

Greg C said...

I will pray for his safe return. Bless you both.

Lori said...

Greg,

Thank you for praying. I know you understand.

Lori