Friday, August 8, 2008

A Piece of My Heart

Today at 6:00 pm a little piece of my heart broke off. I dropped my son off at his first over-night party. I know he will be fine, but I wonder about me. He got out of the car and took off with his friend and didn't look back. I chatted with the birthday boy's mom for a few minutes and then said, "Bye Tyler, I'm leaving." He looked up at me, smiled, and waved Bye. That little piece of my heart crumbled into a million pieces. No hug, no kiss, nothing. I know this is the way it is supposed to be, he is growning up, and that is good. But I cannot wait until 10:00 in the morning to go pick him up.

Heavy sigh.

Other than my minor heart issue the rest of the day went well. I was able to freeze 7 quarts of tomatoes, do some minor housework and I even got to take a nap! If I am not tutoring in the afternoon I usually sit down in the recliner and read/rest for a few minutes after I put James down for his nap. I am more of a morning person and by 1:00 I am already getting pretty tired. Today all the other kids were quiet with the computer and watching TV and a I fell asleep. I woke up feeling much better. Then I picked peas and shelled them. I hope we can have peas and rice tomorrow or Sunday. I took Tyler to the party, came home, dropped the other kids off with Daddy, and went to buy groceries. Fortunely, I did not have a lot to buy because I was really tired by then. I just got through mopping and after this post I am headed to bed. Tomorrow is salsa making day and it will be busy!


  1. Wendy...seriously. Tomatoes, peas, are my hero. I had no idea you did all this. I am so glad you started this blog so I could appreciate you more!!!!!!!!! ;)
    Loved your Mommy-Files!
    And this quote: "I really did not want to clean today. I wanted to eat brownies and read the new library book I had gotten. But, I tried to psych myself up and tell myself what a privledge it is to be a keeper at home whether I feel like it or not. Because it is."
    You and I are alike, my friend. I mean no, I don't grow food, but you and I share a heart that loves being keepers of our home and Laura Ingalls Wilder! Bet you thought I didn't see that quote, did ya? ;) Your blog is lookin' good!
    Love the bird LuLu. That is amazing. And I love the rain pics of your sweet kiddos!
    Have I mentioned how much I LOVE your blog?
    Are you doing CBS?

  2. oh, busy, busy, busy! You are doing so much! I love to hear about all the food you are putting away. It's easy for me, sitting by the fire this morning, to enjoy the thought of all your hard work! Next year I hope to try your salsa recipe - I am planning to grow LOTS of tomatoes :)

    Love the photos of your kids, and Lulu too! Amazing!

    Have a great weekend,



  3. Aww! I'm sorry that your guy is growing up!
    It's not so easy for us is it!?:)