Beautiful Life

Hey child up and go; A big world is out there waiting for us to live in every day. Outside you will find, there is love all around you; Takes you, makes you wanna' say; That it's a beautiful life and it's a beautiful world and it's a beautiful time to be here, to be here, to be here. -Fisher

Friday, October 21, 2011

Another Year

I can't believe it, but another year has gone by and our oldest, is 22.  That hardly seems possible.  Hardly possible that she could be a senior at College of Charleston. 

Hardly possible that this time next week she will house sit for us.  Because it seems like just yesterday she needed a babysitter!

Hardly possible that this time next year she could be working full time somewhere as an Anthropologist.  Or going to GRAD school!  Or worse {better for her, worse for us} living overseas learning neat things about other cultures.  Because it seems like just yesterday she was graduating from kindergarten! 

Life needs to slow down a bit.  Way down! We are starting to realize that it won't be too much longer before we have to face the fact that we really aren't going to be seeing her much.  We are trying to enjoy every single minute we can squeeze from her schedule!

So, despite the fact that Claire is again under attack from a vicious uti and Asher tried to rip the ear from his head WHILE I baked Lizzie's birthday cake {From scratch.....because that's how I roll}, we had a lovely dinner to celebrate another year with our Lizzie. 

And yes!  Yes, she is beauty and brains.  Not even kidding.  And yes.  Yes, I did put 22 candles on that cake.  And when she blew the them out, there was in fact a cloud of smoke.  

We sang, we laughed and we listened.  It was good.  No presents this year.  Just cards, loaded with money of course.  Which is all a college kid wants anyway.  Am I right? 

I just hope the next year doesn't go by as quickly as the last.  I don't know how much more this mama can take.  


Mama S said...

Beautiful picture of you and Lizzie. Wish we got to see more of her. I sure you do too. She's turned into a real beauty.

Hope Claire and Asher are better.

Jenna said...

My name is Jenna and I came across your site. What a great loving and caring family you have. All of your kids are precious gifts, and special earthly angels. They are all beautiful, with pretty smiles, and handsome with cute smiles. Happy Birthday Lizzie! I hope your bday was just as special as you are. I was born with a rare life threatening disease, and I love it when people sign my guestbook.