Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Tidbits

I am feeling a little "out of sorts" this morning. My soldier that I support through Soldiers Angels is home - which is great! Yet, he no longer needs my letters and packages. I am truly glad he is home and starting a new job and that all is well for him. Yet, I will miss him. I have already written my SA mentor to send me a new soldier.

My jewelry party went well yesterday. When all was said and done, I got $315.00 worth of free jewelry. I enjoyed having a house full of ladies visiting, shopping and eating - what could be better than that? Now Jesse and I have to make some decisions as to what jewels we pick for ourselves.

While I was getting ready for the party ( I cleaned house, made 7-layer dip, bruschetta, and set out a cheese and meat tray) Jesse called and said she had an interview with Halliburton again (it was 2:45 and the interview was at 4:00) She was in town and on her way home because she needed to freshen up and grab her portfolio. She needed me to iron her black pants. No complaints here! Afterall, I am a Mom. It's what I do. If she lands this job, she will be much more independent - making her own money, having her own insurance, etc. Hmm, now I am feeling "out of sorts" again - much like I do about my soldier. I guess you can only mother them for a short time. Then they must fly on their own. I am happy for her. And yet...

2 comments:

Buck Pennington said...

I got $315.00 worth of free jewelry.

Wow! That sounds like a lot, but what do I know? I'm glad things went well and you had fun!

As for letting go... it's hard, but I think it's harder for Moms than it is for Dads. I don't have much (if any) basis in fact for that statement, it's just my impression. I DO know, however, that there are few things in life that compare with that feeling of absolute satisfaction and pride one gets from watching your children grow into successful, mature adults. And watching them cope with their rebellious offspring, too! Revenge is sweet...

:-)

Becky said...

Revenge is sweet, says Buck, and my mother gleefully agrees!