Sunday, June 7, 2009

Fledglings

Your children are not your children. 
 They are the sons and daughters of Life's longing for itself.
--Kahlil Gibran

28 comments:

Sara said...

You got it bad....
This will get easier. Honestly, it gets easier. Not quite yet, but soon.
Sending hugs your way.

~Mad said...

Beautiful - just beautiful.
That's all.
~MAD(ELYN) IN ALABAMA

T said...

I'm a few years behind you and I want to hide my head in the sand now!

Hang in there!!

Living on the Spit said...

Enjoy every second of it all! You have done a great job, Mom!

Country Girl said...

When my children were very young, I read a lot of books on parenting. And one of them said that the art of parenting is learning the ability to let go, even from a very early age.
You are a wonderful mother. I can tell that by your posts and from meeting you recently. Your children are beautiful, but you know this already. What you don't know yet is that your heart is going to stop breaking. And a new sense of normal will prevail.

Susan said...

Beautiful-
The hardest thing is to let go- I still have a few years left with my youngest....It pulls on your heart! He will be the hardest to let go of.
They are such a joy.
Lets bite our tongue and move forward!

Miss G said...

Congradulations Bird! Love Oh Nine has finally made it!

Ha, Augie will have his day in the sun soon- congradulations to both of your wonderful kids, whom I will miss so much!

Laura ~Peach~ said...

they are so lovely/ handsome and you have prepared them well! such a good mama

imom said...

Those are some good lookin' kids you got there!

Chesapeake Bay Woman said...

They're beautiful.

Andrea said...

I'm at the letting go stage in my kids' lives also - it's tough. As excited as I get when I think about them leading their adult lives, I miss them equally. I have loved motherhood every step of the way.

They are beautiful!

Starwoodgal said...

While I'm not one to question the teachings of great poets/artists of the past - but old Kahil never pushed a 9 1/2 pound baby from his body or he would have never said that. :)

Have we started laundry lessons? hmmm?

Mango Girl said...

I (heart) Kahlil Gibran ~

Nurse Nancy said...

This is the beginning of the next phase of parenthood. I cannot fathom it yet but my Mom tells me it has the best of all.....

Pouty Lips said...

I love your title! It sounds like you're trying to enjoy this as much as humanly possible, and that's a good approach. I'm rooting!

Caution Flag said...

I'm not sure I am smart enough to understand that quote, but I do know that it must be ever so painful watch them both transition away at the same time. Is it too late for another baby?

Deb said...

I have to ask. What color socks did Augie wear? And Baby Bird's eyes are so beautiful!

Lisa said...

Are you kidding me??? You will be running back and forth from this college and that. You will not slow down one bit. Yes, life will be different, but it will still be good. I bet it is harder when they BOTH go off to college at the same time...I at least had one left when oldest went. And when second one went she went to live with oldest. And they both were only an hour away. Big difference from your situation. But I am hoping you will adjust quickly and enjoy the new life and what the next chapter brings. Love to you and your family!!!!

Decadent Housewife said...

Oh they are lovely. Can send you kleenex.

TSannie said...

So much to be proud of, you.

Daryl said...

This is not heartbreak, no, it growing pains .. your heart is expanding so they can fly away and have room to come back ..trust me

Joanie said...

Amen

Keetha said...

They are so good looking! You must be so proud. :-)

noble pig said...

What a great picture! Very beautiful.

Sassy said...

You are a wonderful mother! But I do know the feelings in a heart of a mother about to let her little one's fly the coop.....here's a big ol' tight hug just for you!!!!!!

Noe Noe Girl...A Queen of all Trades. said...

You done good girl!
Beautiful kids and always yours.

Debbie said...

Woman, you still have a lot to share with these kids. Graduation from high school is JUST the beginning. I promise, you will be okay. Not normal, but okay :)

They are gorgeous...

Magpie said...

Congratulations to your babies.