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August 11, 2018


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I feel like someone gut-punched me. Sophie? Going to college? How did that happen? Sending prayers for all of you. I know it will be a rewarding time. Cathryn


She is growing up beautifully. Sending best wishes to both of you


Bitter sweet moment,dear friend. I am excited with you to see the next part of this precious girl’s life. My heart breaks with yours that your little girl is leaving the nest, but you are right... why sadness when God has given so much? Praying with you that her life is a wonderful one and that her mama finds strength and peace while missing your girl. Love you!! 😘😘


I relate, Paulette. My only graddaughter leaves at 4 am Tuesday. She's going to Nebraska Wesleyan University in Lincoln! That's about 8 hours from where we are. I'm going to miss my munchkin, too. But I remember watching Sophie grow up as well and it's as unbelievable that she's heading out on her own, too!


The last one to leave the nest. You can do it! And she'll do great! Still can't believe she's going to college. So weird to think I've been following you long enough to watch your kids grow up and fly the nest. Good luck to Sophie. Hang in there, mom.


They grow up so quickly and it only seems yesterday(but it`s not) that they where babies. Pray things go smoothly as your daughter moves to her next stage in life. At least they can text,keep smiling.:)


Best wishes to BOTH of you! I can't believe the years have gone by so quickly.


Congrats! I originally found your blog when I was looking for a certain board (bored?) game reviews, and started reading your blog ever since. But to college already? Time really does fly!


Oh my, I can't believe she's on her way to college. It seems like just yesterday I started reading your blog and she was, well, she was little! As you already know, it's tough to see them go, while being exhilarating at the same time. As each one of my four left home the quiet is what did me in, but I was also super excited to see what they chose to do as adults. You and your husband have raised a super young woman (actually three of them) and now she will take all that you've given her and share it with the world. Congratulations on a job well done!

Robin Hager

I'm not a mother, but I cried reading this. I know the closeness a mother and daughter feel, because I was very close to my mom. When I moved away from home, I think I cried as much as my mom did! That being said, Sophie has a world of wonderful experiences waiting for her! Try to think about all of the new and amazing things ahead in the future for her and for yourself! I know you all will stay close, and that's a GOOD thing! Sending you much love and hugs.

Holly Paxton

I hope you survived today.


What a beautiful post. I'm wishing her every happiness, and sending you a cyber hug.

Deb in Tex

My life was being a stay at home Mom to my 2 boys, Joshua and Jordan. I thought I would die when the first left for college and then was destroyed when the second left. Twenty years later I still feel the loss because I loved having my little boys at home. The youngest has given me two wonderful grandchildren and my life is full again when they come to MeeMee's. But I miss those baby boys. God's blessings and strength for you and your family.


Paulette I know how you feel. My youngest started college last year and I became an empty nester. I have adjusted and I always look forward to when he comes home!

Christine Richards

What a lovely way to send your daughter off with this picture parade! I'm currently stitching "Summertide Blessings" and loving it! I just wanted to check if it should be the color 'red rock' used on the stripes of the flag instead of 'terra cotta'? Thank you for your beautiful designs!

Melody Bryan

all your daughters are so gorgeous - what a lovely family you have raised. I feel sad for you and my other friends who are losing their children to a new chapter in their life. I pray for them all and their parents. I never wanted to be a parent and these days I'm still glad for my decision. When I am old and very alone - I'm sure I will regret that decision but no one knows what God has chosen for their life. We are all in his hands - Love Mel

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