Wednesday, May 25, 2011

It all goes by so fast!

Tomorrow is my Baby's LAST day of Kindy!!

How did that happen??

After this summer, I will no longer have a "little kid" in my house. I will be the parent of a "grader".

I don't know if *I* am ready for this! lol

Since August, The Kid has gained 11 pounds, grown more than 3 inches and became a year older. He's lost at LEAST 2 teeth (forgive me, but the Tooth Fairy has a bad memory!). He's had surgery (and Mommy survived!) and got a new belly button. He's said goodbye to several friends, including Christina (That's the girl I'm going to MARRY, Mom!) and made several new ones. He's played soccer (and scored in every game except 1!) and worked really hard on his swimming (He can almost do an entire lap without stopping!) He's ridden the BIG person roller coasters, spent countless hours outside and mastered Mario Kart.

*phew* That's a LOT of stuff! I think I need a nap!!

Sunday, May 1, 2011

The world has let out a great sigh of relief.....

I am sitting home alone. James is snug in bed and Hubby is still away at school. I have run the gamut of emotions over the news. I am shaking and am in tears. This whole thing is just overwhelming. OBL's actions have defined, in some way, all but 4 months of my marriage. 9/11 changed everything in our lives. We lost over 2 years of our marriage to this war. We've lost friends/acquaintances. And now it's all different. I don't know what we will be facing tomorrow re: threat levels, ect. It's a balance of relief/terror/remembrance/ect that I can't even explain. His death hasn't changed anything.... and yet.... it's changed everything. If nothing else, we, as a nation, can have closure over 9/11 and the healing can truly begin.

God Bless those Navy Seals who risked all to carry out this mission.

And God Bless and Keep all of those Soldiers/Sailors/Marines/Coast Guard/National Guard/Reserves/ect who are still over there in harms way. My heart and prayers are with them and their families.