Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Girls & Goodbyes

 We left in the wee hours of the morning to drive 8 hours out of the mountains and into the desert of Arizona.
The day had come, my baby was leaving home to start her new life as a college student - from a town of 900 to a campus of 78,000.
Needless to say, she was a little nervous.
But all that faded away as we found her dorm to be pleasantly resort like, and her roomie a gem.
Not even the heat seemed to be an issue.
She is excited and ready to go. Bittersweet time for this mama.
My girls are leaving the Art Farm. First Blossom, now my girl - at least I still had my other daughter....Pearl.

Upon arriving home, we discovered that Pearl was missing - and to our horror learned she had been missing the entire week.
My heart sank.
Titanic style.

Luckily for us, we have a wonderful animal shelter which is where Pearl spent 7 days...someone decided she was lost (on our country road ) coaxed her into their home and kept her. After a f ew days they took her to the shelter. Meanwhile, our dogsitter, assumed a friend had come to get her and watch her at their house.
Whats even crazier is that she was up for adoption starting the day we got home. We actually had to adopt her back!
Happily I might add.
Never again will I let Pearl run around the farm bare naked...she didn't have a tag because she NEVER leaves the property!
PHEW - at least I got my girl back - this mom wouldn't have faired a complete empty- of- females nest!!!

Tell me about your "letting go" experiences. I need some advice! :)

xo milady


Ariane Reichardt said...

Dear Stephanie,
I would cry cry cry...
my girls are 12 and nearly 9... so I have a little time, but when I see this scene in the movie
I cry cry cry:

Let it flow
and congrats! All the best for your pretty girl... young woman!

xo Ariane.

Milady Productions said...

Thank you Ariane!
I will watch it when I know I have time to fall apart :)


Ariane Reichardt said...

So, you know that movie 'Mamma Mia' with Meryl Streep? When she sings 'Slipping Through My Fingers' I have the feeling she, Meryl, knows about what she's singing :)
All the best for you, Dear, reorganizing life... I don't think that you fall apart!
x Ariane.

Patrice A. said...

hello sweet mum!!!
i am no good in letting go
i do not have to, yet
oldest is 15, youngest almost 13
there will be time to practice ;^)))

hope to see this weekend
the theme would fit you perfectly!
Nadine is the host

Patrice A.

♥ w o o l f ♥ said...

you certainly have adventures, up at the farm! i'm gonna vote you in on the nature dc theme through this experience, stephanie! i mean, it's a wild, and a happy, if tried ending to what culd have been a natural disaster...
letting go? it's a bitch. i'm sorry. it just is. you're making a good job of it. we just tag along, dear.
hug to you.

renilde said...

oh sweetie, i have no children of my own, but i do have a lovely stepdaughter. she was only two the first time we met,we became very close. i used to cry every time when she left after her stay with me and her dad, and now, she's 32 and has a lovely little boy, well i still cry when they leave.
they live in the Netherlands and when they come to stay for a weekend or a week, or longer it feels like a holiday,we make it a holiday.
you can be proud of your girl sweet Stephanie, xx

ouf your Pearl/nature story has a happy ending, good.

Milady Productions said...

thank you all for your stories and comments! I am so glad to be in touch again - you make me happy :)
i'm transitioning well into the house of MALES. My boys and I are settling into a new phase of our relationship.
My daughter and her friends kept me laughing all the time...the boys are stepping up! :)


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