It's that time again! Spring is just around the corner. My little girl asked me to cut out shamrocks with her. We'll probably do that tomorrow. I may make a few sugar cookies also if I can find the cutter. I think I'll make a few dinner rolls in a shamrock shape as well.
Truthfully, shamrocks and such are not on my mind. My oldest son, Matthew, is going to Job Corps. He's leaving Tuesday and will be 7 hours away. As I understand it, he won't be able to come home for a break for 6 months. The program lasts from 16 months to 2 years. He'll learn job skills that will help him begin a career. Right now, he thinks he wants to do heavy equipment operation.
I know that this separation is nothing compared to sending a son off to the military; but, my momma's heart is still fluttery. I'm going to miss him so much. I know it's best for him. I know it's best for the family. It's just hard to realize that this part of my life with him is over.
I quit work 19 years ago to be a full-time wife and momma. It was a major change for me. I was not planning to stay home with him. I had given it some thought. I didn't realize that I really wanted to stay home until he was five weeks old. You see, I couldn't imagine giving him to someone else every day to raise. At five weeks, I realized I hadn't even looked for a babysitter! So, in agreement with my Lowell, I set out on this adventure called life with a newborn and homemaking. Now I have 3 more children. I'm glad. I'm not ready for an empty nest.
Happy Pre-Spring to you!