Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Heart Surgery

I need heart surgery.  I woke up and felt heartache and a deep emotional groaning.
My youngest daughter turns 18 next month.  Graduation.  College.  Boyfriend.

Today is Senior Parents Night at Bullard High. 
We're meeting to go over the senior activities (and empty the checkbook). I looked over the senior packet (announcements, cap/gown, grad trips) and I was fine ... yesterday.

I thought I was well-prepared for this phase.  Nope.  I'm hopelessly sappy. 
Truly, I'm happy for her future.  But, the sap has taken over today.
When did my naked-screaming-little-baby-wanting-attention grow up?  
When did she and I switch positions?  Seems she's the one comforting me now, saying
"Awww, things will be alright" while I'm screaming for attention, afraid to be left behind. 

I have an appointment with The Ultimate Heart Surgeon.
I'll need to be a compliant patient.  Is there a pill for this?

Life is just as it should be.
My girl's living her destiny.
Her mama will get well. 

Mama's Arm (edited my head in ... ha!)                              Spencer's Arm (original shot)

Preschool                                                                         High School Senior

Do all mamas go through this? Ahhh.  [*sigh*]


  1. Yuk! Yuk! Yuk!! I don't even want to think about what you must be going through. Although, it's very near to my front door, lurking in the near future. I will say some prayers for you, my friend. BTW, I love the edited photo, that is great!

  2. Thanks for the prayers ... keep 'em coming! Time is passing way to fast for me, so I'm working on s-l-o-w-i-n-g things down to savor the moments. And, yes, your gorgeous daughter's senior year is just around the bend!

  3. Oh stop - you're making me cry. And my daughter isn't even 2 yet. It isn't fair that God only "loans" them to us for such a short time.


Thanks for sharing your comments! -Teresa