Thursday, July 14, 2016

I'm Just Thinking About Her Lately

Jess' wedding is right around the corner, and I've been thinking about her a lot lately.  She is my youngest daughter, and I can recall her days as a child.  Some memories are so vivid in my mind.

I remember taking her to school on the first day of Kindergarten.  She was only 4, turning 5, one of the youngest in her class.  She just bravely walked in the class room.  She was always brave even if she was terrified inside.

Then, it was time for junior high (6th through 8th).  She had to ride the school bus, which was a long way from our home.  I worried that first year.  One day there was a terrible storm, and the school was in chaos with the bus drivers and the parents picking up their kids.   I drove all the way to the school in the storm to pick her up cause I wanted her safe with me.

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This one never got into trouble.  She got good grades, was respectful to her teachers, and always participated in school activities, even though she was a bit shy.

She always honors me and asks first before putting any pictures of me on facebook.  I'm not the most photogenic person, and some pics just should not be shared haha.

Somehow she manages to make her parents worry less; well, you moms know what that's like. (a dove just flew on my fence while I'm writing this).  : )  I want to thank her at this moment  for being such a gracious daughter.  I am so pleased with her in every way.

My youngest daughter is getting married, and I'm just thinking about her lately.......silly me.



Regine Karpel said...


Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Wow. You are so poetic, and life is full of poetry. Your musings are honest and fresh, feelings that every mother must feel. As a childless teacher, I too reflect on students and think about them, what they will become, what many of them are doing now that they are in college and even out of college.

Sheri, I wish her THE HAPPIEST of lives.

Susie said...

Sheri, You are a true mommy..I bet you've even cried while thinking of some of those times when Jess was a little girl. I sure would be. :) What a cute picture. Thank you and your husband for raising a beautiful person. Everything she learned from you, she passes on. Blessings, love you girl, xoxo, Susie

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

And, that is a powerful painting. The child in the mirror in blue, the mom in blue. Fascinating.

DUTA said...

It seems you've raised a wonderful daughter. Kudos to you!
It's very natural to think of and review the way she and you have gone so far.
May Jess be blessed in her new life as a married woman!

The Joy of Home with Martha Ellen said...

What a cutie your Jess was! I love what you have written about your daughter, but I imagine she loves it more. God bless you and your family as you prepare for her wedding. xo ♥

Karen said...

What great memories of Jess. I can identify with those feelings. My kids are in their 30's and 40's now, and I still wish I could keep them from all harm. Two of them are driving long distances this weekend. I'll be glad when they are back here safe and sound. Blessings to you, and to Jess and her groom and their life together.

Attic Clutter said...

yes Sheri..
love this post too..
... she was a little dolly..
happy wedding fun for you all.
:) hugs,Patty

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Sheri, what a beautiful post of your love for your youngest daughter. What a darling she was when little and I am sure a great beauty now too. She was raised to be amazing just like her dear mother. You have such special memories to cherish forever.
Love the pics you shared and the last one is incredible. Thanks for sharing your heart. I think it was a sign that the dove flew on your fence while writing this.
Have a wonderful weekend. Love to you!!

Patricia said...

What a sweet little girl, and she will make a beautiful bride. You must be proud, and nostalgic too. Have a wonderful wedding day.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

She is a blessing to you my friend. Do you remember that scene in Mama Mia when she is helping her daughter get ready for her wedding? This reminded me of that scene. It always makes me cry...a mixture of happy tears though. Sweet hugs, Diane

Draffin Bears said...

Dear Sheri,

Such a beautiful post and you must be very proud of your sweet Daughter.
Jess was such a cute little girl and her hair so curly and pretty.
Have a wonderful wedding day

Stephanie said...

I love what Anita said, "Your musings are honest and fresh." So true, my friend. This post was so precious and written straight from your heart. Your words greatly blessed me, dear Sheri.

Love and hugs to you!

Carla from The River said...

Oh you, have me crying.
Sheri, your words are so honest and full of love.
Enjoy the next few weeks,

Susan said...

Oh Sheri, she will always be your little girl. Always. What a sweet and heartfelt post. Loved it. Susan

Teresa said...

She was a precious child - one of those that the light shines from within - that became a wonderfully amazing Woman.
She's growing from your wings but she'll never grow beyond your heart. She can't. She wouldn't if she could. What better heart she could have wished for as a Mom?!
You are both blessed as God made you complement and fulfill each other in a way that only Angels can.
Blessings to both of you. May her new Flights be as amazing as the ones you taught her and may you now see what a terrific work you did in caring and loving beyond measure.
Thinking of you both. Constantly and Lovingly.
All my Love,

It's me said...

Always good to happy weekend from me Ria x ❤️

Susie Swanson said...

Ahhh, what a sweet daughter and mommy. Your post touches my heart and brings back memories of me and my one and only son. As mommy's we can't help but remember those precious times and hold them close to our hearts. Our children will always be little in our minds even after they're grown. Hugs to you today and everyday dear friend. xo

Lucy martin said...

Dear Sheri,
This is a beautiful, heart felt post. I so resonate your feelings and words as I have been missing my daughter and thinking about her when she was little.
And that last image Sheri....LOVE it!!
I have it framed somewhere. (It used to hang in my daughter's room) Does it not just say it all? They will always be our little girls.
Love and all the wedding plans get closer..


What sweet memories. They grow up so fast and we ask ourselves how did that happen. She will be a beautiful bride and you an equally beautiful MOMMA.

Mary Palumbo Collings said...

Sheri, those are such sweet memories of your sweet Jess… all grown up and getting married… Jess has made you so proud, what a lovely daughter!

Doreen@foxdenrd said...

So precious Sheri. She was an adorable child, and has grown to be a thoughtful and beautiful young woman. With you as her mom, I'd say the deck was stacked in her favor.

Jemma@athomewithjemma said...

They grow up so quickly don't they? Then those Mothering thoughts come tumbling all around us and we fill up with such emotion.
She is a darling daughter and you are a wonderful Mother.

Beatrice Euphemie said...

Oh, such a touching post, Sheri. Sweet, sweet remembrance and memories. It is always so hard, but gratifying to see our children move forward into lives of their own, but we will always have those tender moments and many more to come. Childhood is a precious time and you have lucky daughters who call you Mom. Hugs xo Karen

Lowcarb team member said...

"My youngest daughter is getting married, and I'm just thinking about her lately.......silly me."

Not silly at all ... a lovely post and that last painting is just perfect.

All the best Jan

Bety said...

Lovely story!Great memories and relationships!