My girls never liked to eat school cafeteria food so they always brought their own lunch from home. When they were in elementary school, I would pack their lunches for them but by the time they reached middle school and high school, it became their job to pack their own lunches.
Today though, the tables were turned on me when my youngest daughter packed a lunch for me. I had never been so thrilled to bring a packed lunch to work!
First off, she packed it in her own lunch bag. I don’t think she realized though how strange it would be for me to carry this into a medical related facility. LOL!
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It’s been a busy month at our house. The main event during this hectic month that just passed is my daughter’s graduation from high school. We’ve been celebrating since last month when she received her acceptance letter to college. Follow that with all the end of school events for three daughters and you can see how hectic things have been around our house. It’s a good kind of chaos though, one that I’m sure I am not the only parent to welcome.
It’s that time of year again. Yep, the most wonderful time of the year for parents according to the Staples commercial but really it’s an anxiety filled time of year for parents and students alike. For some students like my high school senior, it just may be the most wonderful time of the year. She was so looking forward to going back to school and being with her friends and favorite teachers again. But then, she has always looked forward to going back to school ever since her big sister had to leave her behind that first year when she, the first of my kids, started kindergarten.
This photo was taken twelve years ago. This year, they are all on another milestone. My little kindergartner in this photo just started as a freshman in college. Her sister who was so sad to see her go to school is now entering her senior year of high school and the baby I was holding in my arms is now a seventh grader! How did time fly so fast? I am close to tears just looking at these little girls twelve years ago.
I was cleaning out my emails the other day and I happened by this email from my youngest daughter from when she was eight years old and we finally let her have a GMAIL account. She sent me the following from her newly created email account.
FROM THE CLONE:
Thank you for gmail, thank you thank you thank you!
I ever love you so!
I love you, I love you!
And you helped me type when I couldn’t spell,
and you’ll always know,
that I love you so,
your the best mother I’ll ever know.
To which I answered:
FROM HER MOMMA:
You’re welcome, your welcome!
I do it cause I love you
I do it cause you smile
I do it cause it makes you happy.
I hope I will always give you happiness
I hope you will always appreciate.
I love you, I love you, I love you.
I’ll always love you no matter what you do.