This week is practice for what is coming up in my life: I'm an empty-nester. It's a strange thing when your children grow up and leave the nest. I don't think I was completely prepared. I miss their smiling faces. I miss their crazy, loud music. I miss them exercising with me, cleaning with me and learning with me. It's quiet... too quiet.
But, I know they are doing good things. I know they are strong in their faith. I know that they are sweet, and capable and motivated. I'm truly proud of the beautiful young women they have become.
This growing up thing is hard. But my girls make it easy.
Last week Kotten Kandy spent an entire week in Bowling Green at EFY (Especially For Youth). After fasting and praying whether she should she attend, she decided to pay for it herself ($400+). According to her: "It was one of the best experiences of my life!" She came home extremely motivated, happy and spiritually fed.
Her roommate, Eclair, is now a "life-time friend!" She truly loved her. They prayed together, ate together, attended classes together, laughed together and stayed up WAY too late talking and laughing together. She wishes they were in the same ward. She also strengthened her friendship with Almond. She feels that both girls are "kindred spirits!"
She also made lots of guy friends... (Glad she only thinks of them as friends right now! - Although I think the boys definitely had crushes on my sweet daughter.)
She participated in the choir during her free time. And loved learning about the gospel in all of her classes. She was also super excited about attending TWO dances during the week. She really likes a couple of line dances that she has taught our entire family to do!
I am super glad for her experience. She is truly an amazing person. And I really like who she is becoming.
Key Lime Pie also had an eventful week last week. We deep cleaned her room! It looks AWESOME! And I think she's truly happy with it.
I am really a proud mother. (And a lonely mother this week since they are in Ohio learning to crochet and quilt with Joyce this week.) I'm keeping busy though....