Monday, May 16, 2011

Almost home...

Well, I am currently sitting in Alyssa's partially empty house.

She is visiting some friends for the last time....

..I am watching one of her roommates standing on a chair while her family tries to figure out how to bustle her wedding dress....she's getting married next week.

So many changes this weekend.

Watching my daughter graduate was so very special.

Sitting in the hotel room with her and her friends last night, all snuggled up on the king sized bed watching the survivor finale was even more special!

Today I am just hanging out as she says her goodbyes.....

....remembering how I felt when I graduated college.  
Knowing this is not such an "end" as much as it is a "beginning".   
Knowing that she will probably only stay in touch with a handful of these best.
Wondering which ones that will be.
Wondering what graduate school has in store for her....where will she live....what will all that look like?

So many changes.

Remembering the beautiful baby I prayed so hard for.... for years.
That I held in my arms and thought she would be young forever.

I am so proud of her.

My heart is so full.

God is so good.


Jill from Killeny Glen said...

Oh proud you should be of such a brilliantly beautiful young lady! Where does the time go?

StephieAnne said...

What a precious post! You have so many reasons to be proud of her - congratulations Alyssa!

(And, we DVR'd "Survivor" and are just now watching it....I know he's manipulative and deceitful, but I couldn't help but be happy for "Boston Rob" to win)

Rebecca Jo said...

Just a wonderful reminder to enjoy every precious moment with your child... even your "grown" kids who you can sit & watch TV with & imagine them as little kids all over again :)

Excited to see where God leads your girl <3


What a tender post. Thank you for sharing it with us.

Jamie @ Six Bricks High said...

What a special time! You should be so very proud!

Rachel said...

Aww! Congrats to her! So weird to think of my kiddo grown up, I'm sure it's such a sweet thing to see what an amazing person your girl has become!