"These happy golden years are passing by, these happy golden years." Laura Ingalls Wilder

Wednesday, January 03, 2007

My Wee Nest






Last night my (soldier) son called and we must have gabbed for 45 minutes or more talking about his new electric skillet and coffee maker that he got for Christmas. Must miss his mom's home cooking as he asked for some easy recipes (big smile). His room on post has a sink, refrigerator, and a microwave oven. So the addition of the aforementioned appliances will help him have something other than chowhall or fast food. He said he couldn't wait to come back home for another visit. I cherished our conversation and have tucked it away in my heart and mind to keep him close to me. Good lord, I miss him! (sniffle, snuff, snuff, sniffle ... oh, pass me a tissue please!) My nest is half full (just being optimistic folks :) Oldest daughter, Elizabeth is off on her own ... happily married for 3+ weeks now. The next to fly away will be Ann. She used to tell me she wanted to live around the corner from me when she got married; I think it had something to do with her lack of cooking skills; lately she's been lending an active hand in the kitchen. (Around the corner may be too close for her future hubby... but the same town would be nice.) That leaves my littlest bird, Nathan ... who by the way invited me to go to school with him today ... (Mommy needs a little break, Sweetie) ... He's a perpetual youth ... a bit like Peter Pan ... and keeps me young at heart (if only I could bottle him and never have to wear a red hat or purple clothes). Motherhood - the hardest & "bestest" job in the whole wide world!

12 comments:

Lee-ann said...

My gosh there I was chatting away on your blog page about your home being built and I find you here as well.

blessings to you and your family this and every year and yes I take a moment to pray that all our young men and woman in your country and ours around the world in the services stay safe.

I am so sorry I have not been to visit in such a long time and so can I just add my very best wishes to you on the marriage of your daughter it is a wonderful beginning for the whole family a child being married.

I will be back again real soon to visit you again but thank you so much for your kindness in your comments on the loss of my auntie.

best wishes to you.
Lee-ann

Jada's Gigi said...

What great kids you have!! half full is a good way to look at it!
Thank goodness for your little one who will share his Peter Pan spirit with you I'm sure....my Jada is moving in so I suspectr she wil bring some of that with her as well....
I love the plaster finish!! I plan on gettign somethign like that for my family room. Let us know what colors you pick for the interior paint

Margie said...

Hey polly! What a great post! Love seeing the picks of your family and hearing (reading) how much you love them

Terry said...

Ha!! There are TWO little birds on this great your posting Mrs. Mac!!
Why do you have that little robin up there? Are you perhaps getting tired of all that snow that you have been having??? Eh????
Well I will NOT make fun of you because if I do then I will be laughing on the other side of my face if we finally have a big blizzard or something!!

I don't know how much cuter that little gift of your will get. It seems he is cuter and cuter every day!....Love Terry

Tammy and Parker said...

What gorgeous kids you have.

And as the daughter of a dad who did an extended tour of duty in Viet Nam, I can honestly say how grateful I am for sons like yours that willing serve our country.

You are pretty blessed my dear.

Pat said...

You can sure tell your kids are related to one another! Each one is beautiful (yes, boys can be beautiful)!
You are so right, there is no job harder or better then motherhood, and you better do it right the first time..no do over's for this job!

Saija said...

sweet post by a lov'n mom ... :o)

Michelle said...

You have beautiful kids! My brother left for Afghanistan just a few days ago- I know how much those phone conversations mean to my mom when she gets to talk to him, so I can understand you cherishing them as well!

Live, Love, Laugh said...

you are so blessed, sounds like you have a home full of love and laughter.

I am still trying to find Ray. Please pray God will lead me to the right placement where he is.

Sara said...

i LOVE family pics on blogs. thanks for sharing your beautiful babies with us.

mrs darling said...

Your kids are beautiful. I know how you feel. If I had my way my kids would stay home forever.

Maggie Ann said...

What a blessing to have our kids stick close to us as the years go by...=). I would wish for that always...but of course.~~...off to bed I go, after watching one of the Avonlea's. The one where Olivia and Jasper get married. Ahh, bliss. I love that dvd series. Have you watched it?