I thank God every night
when I don’t fall into a comatose sleep before saying my prayers for giving me these lovely young women as daughters. They are as beautiful on the inside as they are on the outside. With Mother’s Day approaching, I am even more aware of how fortunate I am to have these girls in my life.
Daughter #2 is home from college for the summer. Daughter #1 will be home once school is out in NC. It’s going to be great having them both home again. MHS will be so glad that he doesn’t have to hold up his end of the conversation at the dinner table for a few months.
I’m happy to say that Daugher #2 finished her freshman year at college on the dean’s list. Noleboy did too. I guess they ARE doing more than just playing kissy face at school. Congratulations to them both for a job well done.
Daughter #1 is about to finish her first year teaching. MHS and I are so proud of her but wish she didn’t have to move so far away to start her career. Letting go has never been one of my strong suites.
D2’s dean's list announcement brought back memories of D1’s last semester at the same university. As she was
stressed out busy preparing for final exams, she would call me each day with an update. It would go something like this:
Day 1: “Did you send out the graduation announcements yet? I don’t think I’m going to graduate. I’m never going to pass this class.
Day 2: “I think it’s going to be OK. I’m pretty sure I’ll pass but that’s it.”
Day 3: “Don’t send the announcements! I’m definitely NOT going to graduate!”
Day 4: “I feel better about my finals. I think I’ve got it under control and I’ll graduate.”
Day 5: “Did you send the announcements? Don’t! I’m not graduating.”
And on and on until the day she took her finals. And guess what? She not only graduated (which you already know because she is teaching 6th grade social studies) but she made the dean’s list! I wanted to smack her (right after I hugged her).
Me: “How could you have thought you weren’t even going to pass and then end up on the dean’s list!” Silly girl!
Some days there’s just not enough wine in the world!
Once again, congratulations to Daughter #2 for making the dean’s list! You rock!