I have been somewhat remiss in blogging… My husband and I have been enjoying the past few days immensely. We have both of our grown children at home, and the holidays make us more aware of how seldom in the future we will all four be under the same roof.
Our son will be graduating with his accounting degree this December, and hopefully will be finding a job soon. He is planning on working while taking the courses he will need in order to take the CPA exam. So, my husband and I are all too aware that he might be moving out of town (let alone out of the state!) very soon. Obviously, we are hoping that he is able to find something right here in San Antonio.
Our daughter will be graduating this May with her degree in aerospace engineering, and has just been accepted by one of her top three choices of law schools… So, she will be moving out of state for her three years of law school. Going so far from home for the three years reminds me of when I attended a college that wasn’t close to my parents’ home. Luckily, I had my beloved grandmother with whom I could spend the shorter college breaks. Our daughter won’t have that luxury. Hopefully the school gives a whole week off for Thanksgiving, rather than the traditional two days. That way she will be able to fly home.
For those of you with young children… ENJOY!!! Remember, they grow up all too soon… It sometimes literally feels like they go from the excitement of watching an ant hill to the excitement of their first driver’s license, to the excitement of going off to college. ENJOY all of the precious moments that will make up your lifetime’s catalogue of memories!
Thank you for the reminder. My five year old drives me nuts, but I wouldn’t trade her for anything in the world. Her take on life is always amazing and funny.
Yes it’s at this time of year we realise just how good life is, and how great it is to be together as a family. But even when our children are grown up and gone away to study or work, they still look forward to coming home – my son lives at home still, which is really good as he left for uni for a few years and we really missed him, but now he’s back. And my daughter is away with uni, halfway through her third year, and I know she is so looking forward to coming home – emails, texts and phone calls and letters are not the same as seeing someone’s face – so this year, we will be four again and I am so grateful.
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Your children sound like they are just about my children’s age… just old enough to be gone, but young enough to come home! (Actually, I hope that they still want to come home when they’re in the 30s, 40s, 50s, and so on!)
It really is wonderful to have friends, parents, children, aunts, uncles, cousins, brothers, sisters,ETC>>> Whoever we feel close to and want to be with… We are truly lucky to have people to share our lives with… and I hope that everyone out there has that same luxury in life.
My younger brother never married, but he always spends his holidays with my mother and her fiance, and I am so happy he has that family connection.