Friday, May 7, 2010

The Gift of an Ordinary Day

If you're a regular reader of my blog you know how much I struggled when my firstborn ran off and left me for college...my secondborn is getting ready to do the same thing, I have a very short 15 months left with him and it's killing me. Where in the hell did the time go? A girlfriend of mine is in the same boat...her oldest is graduating from highschool in a few weeks. Her story is a little heavier than mine however because her son isn't just leaving for college...he's enlisted himself in the Army and will be leaving her on June 9th. I've always thought I was the only crazy mother that wanted to go back in time and do it all over again...not because I have regrets but just because I want the time back...it went by so fast, just like they always tell you it will! She sent me this video (I think because she's evil and gets pleasure out of watching me weep) but I'm glad she did because now I know that I'm not the only mother that wants more time and longs for those days when hugs and kisses were abundant!

Take a peek at it but I'm warning you...you may need a tissue or two!

By Katrina Kenison (www.katrinakenison.com)

2 comments:

Jessica at Kids Napping? I'm Scrapping! said...

I know you warned me, but I still watched it. How do you sleep at night? ;)
I need to go back to my blubbering. And I need to buy that book (with a box of tissues I'm sure!)

dragonflydreamer said...

Thank you for sharing this beautiful video. I have been struggling with deep depression from my empty nest. I was also a Mother who wasn't in a hurry for my children to grow up. I cried when I left them at school rather than rejoicing for the free time. I would love to relive those perfectly ordinary days. Now I struggle with finding a reason to get out of bed.

xo Susi xo