Monday, August 30, 2021

Leaves of Change

It's been a while since I've posted. All I can say is that I've barely been keeping afloat over the past year and a half. So much has changed. I'm trying to embrace it all as just part of life.

Fall is upon us. For me, that's always meant the start of a new school year. I took Mia to my old college campus today.

My mom sent her a birthday card in the mail with a little gift, and we used it for an early morning trip to our favorite bakery. 




We ate our croissants with our cups of coffee and milk. I told her about all the books I read while I was studying to become a professor.

I remember how nervous I felt the first time I stepped onto a college campus. I hope that she'll always feel at home. I also hope that she'll feel the same excitement of a new beginning that I still feel at the start of every fall. 

Thank you, Gammy, for your special birthday gift. We had a lovely day.

~Nel

28 comments:

Sandi said...

She'll remember moments like these her entire life. What a gift!

Red Rose Alley said...

Oh Nel, this is Wonderful - the leaves, the croissants at the bakery, the stories you shared with Mia. You always loved Fall, and it looks like it's coming earlier there. She's having so much fun with the leaves. Seeing Mia's smiling face made my day. It makes my heart glad that you are embracing these special moments with her. They will live in your heart forever. I love you and Mia so much. ~grammie.

R's Rue said...

Nel,
What precious memories you are sharing with Mia. Praying your day is one full of hope, joy and love.
Regine

Chatty Crone said...

Mia is beautiful. She will remember these days you shared with her and she will love college and it will come too fast.
So I knew the blueberries on the plate, but what was the red sliced thing? Looked like fruit.
Nice day.
Sandie

Rajani Rehana said...

Lovely post

Ginny Hartzler said...

Mia is beautiful, and you got such joyful Fall photos of her! I don't think I knew you are a professor! What did you teach, and do you still work any? I am so sorry you have been having a hard time, I have been missing your posts. But I am glad your health is alright.

Salty Pumpkin Studio said...

Happy Birthday!
What a lovely and thoughtful gift you give Mia bringing her on campus.

Nellie said...

What an outstanding experience!

Hena Tayeb said...

Such a sweet post.. beautiful memories made.

The Joy of Home with Martha Ellen said...

Mia, is such a cutie pie and sure has a beautiful smile! Going to your campus was a joyous experience for her and you, Nel. How nice to share her special gifts from her grammie. The leaves have really fallen there. Autumn will be here before we know it! Take care and enjoy every memory of your precious daughter.

Susan said...

Hello Nel. Ohhhhh, Mia is just a darling little girl. I am so glad she had such a happy birthday. I'm sure Gammy misses her but thank goodness for technology, right? Lovely photos, too. The best to Mia and to you. Susan

Abdelkhalek said...

What a gift! Lovely photos thanks for sharing.

Infinitely Posh

Anne Hagman-Niilola said...

How lovely post!

Carla from The River said...

Hi Nel,
What a lovely post, thank you for sharing your heart, sweet girl and memories with us.

Pam said...

Hi Nel, so nice to hear from you. Little Ms. Mia looks like she is loving the leaves and campus. Beautiful girl and such an amazing smile. I love the card that is sitting with breakfast. The Ruby Slippers from the Wizard of Oz. My fave movie. Visit us again soon.

Louca por porcelana said...

Adorable and precious post! Greetings!

Veronica Lee said...

Love this post.

Mia is adorable! She will cherish these precious moments.


Debbie Nolan said...

Hi Nel enjoyed reading your post. Mia is certainly growing up fast. Those croissants look delicious. Enjoyed seeing your college campus...it looks like a beautiful place. Hope you have a lovely day. Hugs

Veronica Lee said...

So glad we connected!

I enjoy visiting your lovely blog too.

Have a great rest of the week!

Susie Swanson said...

What a sweetie. Congrats on your accomplishments. I'm sure your mom is beyond the moon with joy. Kids grow up fast. Happy Belated Birthday. Big Hugs.

aspiritofsimplicity said...

Beautiful memories.

Olde Dame Holly said...

I commiserate with you about how changes, even good ones, can make a person feel off-balance for quite awhile. Hang in there! What a beautiful campus.

DeniseinVA said...

Darling photos of Mia, such a precious child :) Your croissants looks delicious! I enjoyed your memories from your college campus days. Thanks for sharing these Nel, and Mia is a real smile bringer :)

Rose said...

Oh, I think Mia is such a blessed little girl to have you as a mom and then to have her Gammy!

Ann said...

Mia has grown so much
and is such a beauty.
I love your photos
and yes another season is coming
and I hope everything gets better.
Have a great day!

Ann
https://roomsofinspiration.blogspot.com/

Linda O'Connell said...

Mia is a darling. All the books you read... what a wonderful topic to share with your granddarling.

Kim said...

What a lovely day with a lovely little person. Happy Birthday, Mia!

roughterrain crane said...

Leaves on the ground are good friends of young children.