Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Bittersweet Segue

It is now day 3.
It has been 13 years next month, that I have been home with my babies.
This week marked a brand new chapter in our lives.
All four of those "babies" went back to school on Monday.
I am now the mother of a Senior in HS {where on earth does the time go}, a 7th grader, a 5th grader and my baby is in Kindergarten this year. 


I am so thankful that I was able to be here for my children all of these years.
My amazing hubby is one of the hardest working people I have ever met and without him my life would have looked so different. 
I wouldn't have thought to stay at home with my children.  Work was always the only option.
I would have missed so much!
My longing has always been to create for a living... whatever that might entail... I wanted to make beautiful things and prayed that others would love to buy said beautiful things:}

So this week I have been researching, sketching, designing and networking away and am loving it, but there is a subtle void in my heart.  
I have found myself also longing for the long days of rocking a tired baby {or 3 year old}, cuddles on the couch with Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, coloring and playing Candy land.  

I actually miss the "mom, can you make me a..." and "mom, can you play with me"

These times go by so quickly.
These babies grow right before our eyes.
Sometimes segues are just bittersweet.
Our lives are in God's hands and I know His plans are amazing.  
I can't wait to see what He has in store for our family


  1. way to go, lis! it's a great new space here! congratulations to you and your family on this milestone and change of seasons. looking forward, too, with you all to what is in store.

  2. Feel exactly the same :) I have one just about to get married and one in grade 11 and oh man the time has flown...being able to have a business from home the last 12 years has worked so well for a little extra income but I have been here for everything and I wouldn't change a minute of it... Thank you for sharing and thank you for your beautiful post xo

    1. Cathy, Thank you so much for the sweet words! How exciting... A Wedding on your horizon! Many, many blessings to you and your family!

  3. Congrats Lis. What a beautiful family! It's always so amazing when we can watch our children grow up into amazing people. It's bittersweet too - I wish you much success in your business and I hope that it fills that void. You're way too young, but someday you'll be rocking wee ones again . . . your grandbabies. My son is 25. That's what I'm looking forward to.

    1. Patricia, Thank you so much! You are always so sweet and encouraging! I am looking forward to those days when there are grandbabies to love on... maybe in 10 years or so:} Blessings to you!