This really IS turning out to be a season of change…

Oldest child is off to college. My exact sobswords to My Man yesterday morning were, “I can’t believe he’s really gone!” Thankfully, he was patient and understanding and didn’t mind the tears and snot that wound up on the shoulder of his shirt as he headed off to Worship. Or at least he wouldn’t have minded if he had known.

Suddenly the volleyball Beast is never home. Ever. She has her license. She has a car to drive. She has a boyfriend. She has a job. She has volleyball. And next Tuesday she begins her senior year of high school. How did that happen? Where did the time go? Where’s my sweet baby?

Oh, wait. This all sounds oddly familiar. Didn’t I just do this? I DID just do this. And guess what? I can do it again! Woo-hoo. This time around, not so scary. Of course by this time last year, Shawn had already been accepted to Longwood University so there was no pressure. Except the pressure to make good grades to get into CNU. Like I said, he chose no pressure. And is now at Longwood. The girl…no plans farther down the road than oh, say, tomorrow afternoon. She did receive a recruitment letter from a college volleyball coach and instantly began to freak out, melt down, become hysterically stressed out.

I’m thinking no college volleyball for us and that is okay.

My Man is getting ready to start a new job! Back with the government. Here’s the deal. He was wooed away by a big company who could indeed make him an offer he couldn’t refuse. But he really wants to get his last 6 years in as a civil servant. Not sure what his start date will be with all of that…the salary negotiations are still underway.

I’ve got this wicked shoulder problem happening right now. And I have…for several months. So I’ve finally decided (after several months, did I mention that?) that it is NOT going away and I need to have it checked out. That and my joint pain. All of my joints. So I guess my big prayer request here is that it is something “doable”…”chronic” is actually okay, too. I just am ready for one more big change…to get back to working out daily and eating healthy and dropping some of this poundage that has (mysteriously) come back on over the last three years shortly after I stopped working out and eating healthy.

My bff, Jill has really moved away. I can’t believe she did it. I think I was still in denial until yesterday when I had the Sobbing Session That Would Not End. All. Day. Long. Thankfully, I am still surrounded by the most amazing women.
In a week or three we begin a new bible study at church. BFF, Jill has led the last two years. Our Women’s Ministry leader, Joanne, will lead our Fall session, I believe. We’re going to do A Woman After God’s Own Heart by Elizabeth George.

For the Winter session, we’re going to do Bethie’s new study on Queen Esther. Yours truly will be leading that, I think. I can’t wait!

Youngest boy-child slides into seventh grade this year. My baby. At 12.5 years old, he is 5’11”. He’s currently playing football (tight end, wide receiver, kicker) but his true love is basketball.

So, there you have just a few of the many changes happening. I’m spending a lot of time on the back porch these days. If you’re looking for me..I’m the one on her knees saying, “Change is good. CHANGE is good. Change IS good. Change is GOOD!”

Susan
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  1. Hello my friend!!! Good to see your sweet self in words again!Good things going on for you. Yes, there is. Stay in the Word. Stay near to Him.Praying for ya,Fran

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  2. Loving you!Lets catch up soon!

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  3. Been thinking about you. You certainly have a way with words. Couldn’t help but chuckle at this post!My senior girl is hardly home either and when she is, she’s BORED.All too quickly, she’ll be leaving so I won’t complain!

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  4. Thank you for your kind words and prayers today. I appreciate them. Blessings.

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  5. Missed ya at the Siesta Fiesta!!! Oh, and I didn’t know you facebooked. Look me up (Cheryl Baugh–Fontbonne University Faculty) and we can connect there too.It’s amazing just how fast life flies by. My oldest turns 20 next month and is in his senior year of college. Next step is grad school/seminary. Just where did the time go???~Cheryl

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  6. Okay, I don’t know what the deal was, but for a while I couldn’t find the comment section on your blog? Am I crazy or did you turn comments off or something? Weird.Anyway, I can only imagine the emotions you are experiencing right now with all the changes kid wise. Hang in there!

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