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I must be stuck in the ‘80s this week...or maybe all the time, judging by my hair. I digress.
Today the 1988 hit "Don't Know What You Got 'Til It's Gone" by one of my fave hair bands "Cinderella" keeps replaying on my mental jukebox. Oh, to have some yesterdays back instead of rushing through life like we do.
I'm reflecting on days I wish I could revisit...and then indefinitely pause, Capisce? #SlowDownTime
Maybe it's because I always find myself a little blue on August 1. It is the anniversary of my maternal Grandfather's death. Oh how I still miss him, even though it's been more than 30 years. I love you, Frank A. Scott!
Also, the calendar turn to month #8 holds special fright for me in 2018; since it signals the official, official countdown to dropping my son off at college. #ImNotReadyYet
Naturally the debut of August, in an of itself, always brings a sobering reminder that summer...she's a dwindlin'. #IHateColdWeather
Then again; my Grampa's always in my heart. When I close my eyes and squeeze them very tightly, I can still see him. So tall and wearing his suspenders and flannel shirt. Eating his Spanish peanuts and smiling at me. He never failed to wrap me up in his super-long arms around my little person and hug me extra tight. #HappyMemories
And, even though it's literally painful for me to think of driving back home without my boy later this month, I can't deny that I'm so stinking proud of everything he is and will be -- and that I'm over-the-moon excited (almost a little envious!) for the super awesome adventure on which he's about to set sail. #DoGreatStuffKyle #BeSafeSon
Finally, if I'm being honest, I actually do love the majestic beauty of autumn. #FallSplendor
Well, maybe Cinderella's right about not knowing what we had and all that jazz. But then again perhaps that realization is a good thing because it helps us live for and appreciate today and look to tomorrow with hope and anticipation, you dig?
#CherishSpecialMemories #SeizeTheDay #BeExcitedForTheFuture
Mt 13:44-46 Jesus said to his disciples: "The Kingdom of heaven is like a treasure buried in a field, which a person finds and hides again, and out of joy goes and sells all that he has and buys that field. Again, the Kingdom of heaven is like a merchant searching for fine pearls. When he finds a pearl of great price, he goes and sells all that he has and buys it."
8/1/2018 04:24:37 pm
My friend, I feel your pain. My son will be returning to college In three weeks. This will be his second year. I still cry every time he comes home and every time he leaves. We have raised wonderful young man. Now is when you will see all your hard work has paid off. Enjoy the journey of watching your son blossom into the amazing young man he is meant to be. Be prepared to be WOWED!!!
8/2/2018 07:37:03 am
8/1/2018 04:49:01 pm
Patty, "Trust me.", you have a whole (new) life time ahead of
8/2/2018 07:37:57 am
You are just the best, cousin. Thank you, as always and love you very much! :-) <3
8/1/2018 08:06:59 pm
August is one long Sunday!!
8/2/2018 07:38:30 am
Amen, girlfriend!!! Miss you, Jen; love you!
8/2/2018 03:29:40 pm
Not sure what to say but what everyone already did is SPOT ON! Yes, not gonna lie, Kyle leaving WILL be hard. But you will be alright! I PROMISE! I still cry when my kids leave. It's what we do! Scott heading into Junior Year of college and Kelly moving out.......good stuff but hard on a parent's heart. I'll be here for you!!!!
8/7/2018 06:50:17 am
Thanks, Beans... <3
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