OUR FAMILY THOUGHT FOR TODAY!

“You can kiss your family and friends goodbye and put miles between you, but at the same time you carry them with you in your heart, your mind, your stomach, because you do not just live in a world but a world lives in you.”

Frederick Buechner

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OUR FAMILY THOUGHT FOR TODAY!

“Making the decision to have a child is momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body.”
~ Elizabeth Stone

A thought for all of us who are either sending out children back to college or off to college for the first time!

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OUR FAMILY THOUGHT FOR TODAY!

“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” 

Maya Angelou

Dr. Angelou, we thank you for these types of pearls of wisdom.

Make someone feel really good today!

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OUR FAMILY THOUGHT FOR TODAY!

“No sun outlasts its sunset but will rise again and bring the dawn.”

Maya Angelou

R.I.P. Great Woman!

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OUR FAMILY THOUGHT FOR TODAY!

“Strive for excellence, not perfection.”

Anonymous

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OUR FAMILY THOUGHT FOR TODAY!

“Be tough minded…….but tender hearted.”

Anonymous

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DAD ISN’T READY!

It is the morning of my baby girl’s senior prom. I laid in bed a few extra minutes today, thinking of a morning almost 19 years ago when I drove Margaret to the hospital for her birth. Where has the time gone?

She was up and out the door to have her nails done before I got up. I did catch a glimpse of her as she ran in and out of the house only to pick up money for makeup; I had only enough time to remind her not to speed (there was only 10 minutes until the makeup appointment at the mall which is 15 minutes away). Sigh!!!!!!!!!

I have only seen a picture of her dress. Margaret says that I will cry for sure when I see her in it. I cry at the drop of a hat anyway when it comes to my children, my family, or honestly anything at all that is sentimental.

She is fast becoming a young woman, who will leave us in the fall to start the next chapter of her life in college. She is an intelligent, confident, and beautiful young lady, who is prepared and eager to close this chapter of her life and move on to the next one.

She may be ready to close this chapter…………I’m not!

Gotta go, I am about to cry and it’s not even 5 o’clock yet!

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