Sunny getting ready to head out for good. She's so excited. So proud. Me too... but still misty eyed.
Patch left to hike the Grand Canyon this weekend, and my heart felt like he was going away for months. I made sure he had sunblock and Chapstick before he went out the door. And Tiger Milk bars in his pockets. That's what mamas do.
Waiting for this LOA seems to be taking an eternity. 66 days so far. Hoping, praying they'll say yes to this crazy family. Do they ever say no? And why is it taking so long? There are no answers.
Maybe it's the change of seasons and cooler weather. There's been lots of cloud cover these days and the almost ever-present Arizona sunshine is gone.
Or maybe it's the recent stream of music on my iPod, like here. Kind of melancholy and saying the things I'm feeling.
Not sure what it is, but I see my life changing, my brood getting older, a little more grey and a few more wrinkles. Praying for the wisdom that they say accompanies such changes.
Hoping I didn't scar any of them permanently.
Hoping they won't go too far and will come back to the nest now and then.
Not sure what I did to deserve the richness of the blessings I've been given.
Falling short, but still trying hard to earn it.
PS-These photos have little to do with this post. Kinda.
Baby girl is just getting older.
When the flip did that happen?
I wasn't looking, and it just seemed to happened.
Someone make it stop!