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Monday, September 10, 2007

Crunch time and missing all of you

Hi everyone,

First I want to tell everyone that I am alive. Thank you to all of those who have sent me kind words and concern since I have been only partly here. Never in my wildest dreams did I think I would be the emotional wreck that I am with our baby girl getting married. She went away to college, she moved out and has lived on her own, so why is this hitting me so hard? We have come to the conclusion that all the other times she would or could come back home, but marriage this is final or should be. She is not coming home again. I guess that might be the reason. Please don't get me wrong. Her father and I are so excited, happy, and overjoyed with the wonderful man she is marrying and look forward to her new life, but then the other part of us both feel the apron strings being untied ever so slowly. We are truly blessed to have had her home with us for the past year and are grateful. Needless to say this is why I have not posted.

Food has been mostly leftovers with the exception of a few meals I have tested for Melody and Julie, which were fantastic, but in my state of ahhhhhhh I deleted the photos I took. Oh, darn I will have to make another fantastic pie (Julie's recipe) and cream cheese and burgers from Melody. I promise to post pictures and tell everyone how the wedding went. It is crunch time. The wedding is in 5 days. This Saturday our baby girl will start her new adventure in life as her dad and I will. I miss reading all your posts and miss you visiting me. So don't give up on me I will be back in a week or so. Until then keep posting all your tasty meals so I can keep myself busy catching up.

((((hugs to all))))

11 comments:

Vegan_Noodle said...

Oh, I am so excited for you and your daughter!! I had never really thought about this being a tough times for the parents, but it is understandable. Just remember that she will always be your daughter, and nothing will ever change the love between you. Now you're just gaining a son!

I can't wait to hear all about the wedding. I know that all of those last minute details are keeping you busy, I know they're doing that to me as well!! Try to stay sane these last few days before the big event. Wish Brandie and Micah all the happiness in the world from me. You take care and have a great time!! Cherish every moment.

Monika K said...

I just helped celebrate my brother's wedding, so I understand how stressful (and emotional) your weeks have been. I hope Brandie and Micah have a lovely ceremony and that you get plenty of quiet, family moments to treasure. Have a wonderful weekend - cheers!

Midwest Vegan said...

what a wonderful time in your daughter's life but I can totally understand how you feel. My daughter's at the age where she's pulling away and wanting to be independent and, while I really want her to, it's hard to let go of my baby.

I hope the wedding and day are beautiful for you and your daughter.

Have a great week!

aTxVegn said...

5 days away - ahhhhh! I know how you feel, happy and sad. When I feel that way, I tell myself to remember if they've grown up right, we've done our job as a parent. And that is our job - to raise them to find their own way and make their own lives. Isn't it exciting?!?! Have a great time, Sheree, and tell Brandie I hope everything goes perfectly on her special day.

Vicki's Vegan Vice said...

Not long now! I hope the ceremony and the entire day are wonderful for you & your family. I tend to cry crocodile tears at weddings filled with happy emotions!

urban vegan said...

(((hugs))) back 'atcha!

It will be wonderful. COngratulations!

VeggieGirl said...

aww, this is such a bittersweet post - take care, and I wish you and your family (especially your daughter, about to be married!! how exciting!!) well. I look forward to your return, to the blogging world!!! :0)

julie hasson said...

Hugs to you Sheree! I can't wait to hear all about the wedding.

I wish you all a wonderful day. Congratulations!

Midwest Vegan said...

How was the wedding?

scottishvegan said...

I hope the wedding was fantastic! Looking forward to hearing about it!

Melody Polakow said...

Can't wait to hear all about the wedding and see pics!

I totally understand why this is hitting you hard.. It's so hard to fathom how fast time flies when it comes to our kids.