I took these photos of this girl last summer. I think it was the beginning of August or end of July. I didn’t share them with you because, well. . . if you have been reading this blog you will know things got a little hectic here.
I’m sharing them now because, this girls on my mind lately. She wants to get her drivers license soon. I told her she could. I told her after the past four months she has shown a lot a maturity. I told her I think she has shown she deserves to get her license, and I’m almost comfortable giving her the keys.
and then one cold, rainy night this week as I was driving her to meet friends, we were sharing things daughters share with their mothers when they are trapped in the car alone. . she says . . . ” Mom, won’t you be glad when you don’t have to drive me everywhere?”
“No.” I said, “actually . . . I’m really going to miss this.” and I will
So once again, as it was with my boys . . . I find – I don’t know what to wish for when she tries for that license.
301.) organ donation. . . a dear friend’s husband is receiving the gift of life as I type- she and her husband are heavy on my mind
302.) letters from the heart
303.) calls from the tall one as he drives here or there just checking on his mom
304.) hearts beating on hearts
305.) whispers of love
306.) meals that warm us
307.) heads on shoulders
308.) walking into a clean kitchen
309.) large boots to protect hurt ankles
310.) bed time stories
311.) family movie night
312.) my silver book of gifts
313.) seeing the truth even when it’s not what I want
314.) early morning sunlight streaming in
315.) hot coffee
316.) my fisherman building up strength
317.) family together at Mass
318.) listening to future dreams
319.) slowly making plans for the future again
320.) chilly walks with the fisherman & our youngest – hand in hand, talking, walking, and sometimes just silent . . .