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Tuesday, August 21, 2012

I'll leave the door open.

I'll leave the door open
I'll peer into the room
I'll hope to see you smiling
I'll hope to hear the banjo
I'll know you won't be there
It's good to keep a little dream...

I'll be patient till I see you
I'll miss you every day
I'll think about where you are
I'll hope you're keeping safe
I know you're growing up
I'm proud of the woman you've become

I'll be so excited for Thanksgiving
I'll smoke a big fat turkey
I'll make the Jack Daniels yams
I'll whip up a pumpkin cheesecake
You'll put up with all my hugs and kisses
Secretly, you'll be happy to get them : )

Well, the first child is off and away. 600 miles away. She signed her name into the big book, shook hands with the university president, and rang the bell. I am so proud of her and excited for her. And while the house feels a little bland without her, I know she's going to do herself proud up there at school.

Right now, it seems like it will be forever until Thanksgiving comes. It is likely the first chance I will have to see her again. But in reality, I know how quickly time flies. Especially when a person's busy. I don't like to sit around doing nothing, that's what makes time drag.

For now, I'll keep myself busy with being a mom to the two who are still here home with me (thank goodness I have a couple here I still get to mother all over : ), and I'm writing a sequel to Return of the Crown (that's going to require some serious contemplation), I'm still learning to manage the marketing aspects of writing (will I ever get it all figured out), I have a husband I adore that enjoys my attention(not that he ever gets all the time he deserves), and there's a world out there to explore and enjoy. Yup, Thanksgiving'll be here before you know it.

But, I'm still gonna peek in that room everyday, and wish...


  1. Hi Millie, i'm your newest follower. I love your blog. I found you from the 40 and over blog. My name is Holli over at www.hollishootsandhollers.blogspot.com
    Happy Friday!

    1. I'm going to hop on over and take a peek : )

  2. hi, i'm following the "never growing old" blog hop. i would love for you to visit my blog and follow if you like it.


    new follower bev

  3. Hi Millie, I love this one too. Such a bittersweet season we are in.

    1. No matter where they are, they will always be our babies.

  4. Here from Bev's blog and live, basically, up the street from you. Seriously. My nest would be empty were it not for low funds and a community college in our town. Come on by my blog when you get some time.

    1. Went for a little traipse at your sight! You are just around the corner! Neat. One of my sweets is out at Sierra College. Nothing wrong with Community College.

  5. Sending the first off to college is one of the hardest things you will do--kind of reminded me of the first day he went to kindergarten. I cried my eyes out and worried about him all of the time. And like you, I couldn't wait for him to come home for the holidays. The house does seem a little emptier, but after awhile you star to enjoy the extra tine and peace in the house and then you get into a routine--you adjust. It just makes seeing them again all the more sweeter! Love your blog and just joined as a follower on your GFC. Thanks for sharing!

    1. Aw thanks. I am really enjoying watching my kids blossom. I mean this is what it's all really about. Getting them to that point where they don't need us. Thanks for the follow.