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About Me: I am the creative person behind Ribbonwood Cottage. A mother, wife and grandmother. My goal in life is to leave a lasting legacy to my family that life is incredible. God gave us this one life and it is worth the journey! A believer. A pianist, church music and worship director. Focused on intentionally living the best life possible.

January 4, 2009

Roses for you!

These roses are for those of you who had to say good-bye to sweet family members. If you are feeling a little sad or a little blue...I know I am...Then these are for you. Roses always cheer me up, especially vintage ones! We took our middle son to the airport today to go back to college...boohoo...don't know when I will see him again, he is going to Indonesia this summer, all summer and won't be home. Boy do I miss him already! He is very sweet to my mom...she is crazy about him too.
And these two sweet newlyweds below will leave Monday...I am trying not to be sad, but it just kind of hits you in the chest when you kiss them goodbye...and they walk away from you. I could hardly breathe at the airport...part of you is so proud they've grown up, and part of you wishes you could hold their little toddler body just one more time while they are sleeping.

Our Christmas was very precious
, my parents are elderly and I am grateful to have them around, my kids are wonderful, I am so grateful they are serving God with passion. My dad had our whole family take hands and pray togetherbefore the evening was over, and I felt so very grateful for that moment because I know time brings changes.
Let's just the say the tears have been flowing.
We are blessed.

Now these furry things are standing around wondering what all the drama is about! Oh to be sheep..all they worry about is when do we feed them next! Oh my!

Blessings to you all!


Darlene said...

Oh I bet you are in a sad mood. I know that even though your children are grown it is soooo hard to let them go after they have spent some time at home.

Now I do have to laugh at all those sheep. Are they yours???? I didn't realize you had a bunch of sheep.

Mimi Sue said...

I can so relate. Time just seems to fly by. It seems like only yesterday they were all babies. OK, now you've got me started!:( Sigh. Mimi

Neabear said...

I feel the same way. I hate the unknown of not knowing when will I see them again. Sometimes this empty nester stuff is the pits. But we forge on right?

Bella Della said...

I hate goodbyes! So, so hard!

Sharon said...

I am sure it is so hard to say goodbye to your children. My girls only live an hour away but some times that is even to far. Remember all the memories you made in 2008 and look forward to the 2009 visits.

Simple Home said...

I haven't entered blogland myself, but sure enjoy visiting yours. Thanks for sharing. My two oldest sons go to Cal Baptist in Riverside, and are heading back tomorrow, so I know what you mean about them leaving. They grow up too fast. I often think that while I love the young men that they've become, I miss the little boys they were. I still have 4 at home, but they're growing up too quickly too.

Ginger said...

I can relate to your sadness in saying goodbye. I felt sad to say goodbye to the kids and grandkids when I came home from Las Vegas after Christmas. Nice pictures you posted.

Linda - Behind My Red Door said...

Awww Debbie - I am so sorry you have to be separated from loved ones. sending lots of hugs, Linda

Tina said...

I was so hoping you were going to say it gets a little easier. I just took our girl back yesterday and I loved having her home. There's nothing like having everyone together.
Hugs to you!!

Colleen/And Baby Makes Five said...

I'll be a wreck when my three grow up! They're still little and underfoot and yet I'm a little bummed out too.

My brother was here with us for Christmas for the first time in 6 years. We had so much fun and it was really hard to see him go ...

I hope your wonderful Christmas memories keep you going until the next time your house is full and bustling.

Anonymous said...

Your children are beautiful - and how neat that they are serving God. My daughter and her family just moved away 2 weeks ago - and I no longer have my grandchildren close to me. It is a hard thing. The sheep look happy and warm in the beautiful mountain snow!

Bobbie Lynn said...

I enjoy reading your blog and thank you for sharing your family too. God Bless and Happy New Year.

Robin Beck said...

Oh parting is such sweet sorrow!
But Debbie you are so blessed with that family of yours as they are blessed by you!

You are a blessing to us too!


Mary said...

Love your heart, I get sad of the mornings when I leave Abby to go to work, so my heart goes out to you! I love the roses card, it looks so real, just like you can reach right out and feel the soft, satin petals! Great work! Thanks for stopping by my blog! I told hubby hopefully with his gift of the adhesive to me, I won't have to even be tempted in the LSS anytime soon!

Cherdecor said...

I am so sorry for your sadness. My babies have grown and are gone, but Oh how wonderful when they bring home those grandbabies!

I LOVE the picture of your sheep! They are so odd looking, interesting, yet so beautiful. They do not look like the sheep we have here in Lancaster County. May I please copy this picture? Are they your sheep? Is this what sheep look like in CA?

When I was a wee girl, my mother said that when they couldn't find me, I would be in the sheep pasture chasing the sheep! I remember having two lambs I fed with bottles. I have always loved sheep.