Sunday, March 25, 2012

And......They're Gone Again....

My Megan left Friday night to head back to school in Huntsville.  Her husband 2LT John is not in Afghanistan and she's back in Texas.  For all she's having to go through, she is content and in good spirits.  It says a lot about her character.  She is, no doubt, one of the strongest women I know.  I'm so proud to be her mother.

My Austen confirmed to us that is indeed coming home at the end of this school year.  All of his friends from home, who went with him to Blinn, are returning home and attending college here.  Some of them only stayed a semester.  He doesn't want to be there without his good friends.  He doesn't want a stranger for a roommate.  If you knew him, you would understand.

For Scott and I, there are pros and cons (believe it or not!):

1.  Our son will be in our home again.
2.  He will keep going to college.
3.  We no longer have to pay rent and give him such a big bi-weekly allowance!!!!!!!
4.  He will not be driving back and forth to College Station.
5.  He will be here to help his dad with the yard, cars, etc.
6.  I will love hearing his jokes and sarcasm.
7.  I tend to feel "mom" needed when he's here. (see cons)

1.  We are used to having a clean house.
2.  We are used to laying around the house without feeling guilty.
3.  I now have to cook big meals again...that means no leftovers for lunch.
4.  Probably have to get another cable box...that equals more money.
5.  I will probably be on his butt about school/grades, which means more "Oh my God, Mom!!!!"
6.  I tend to feel "mom" needed when he's here.  (see pros)


But, life always changes and we have to adapt. 

I've also decided to let go and just start enjoying the people I'm around and that like to be around me. Mother always told me that if I didn't have anything nice to say, don't say anything at all.  And I'm not.  And I think that I'm at the point that I don't care what people think of me.  I know who I am and what I stand for.  I'm done trying to please people who "manipulate".  I deserve better.

                                 bi#$%ing box...

Well, I'm off to watch a show or two, finish some school projects and get some rest.

God Bless...
Keep our troops in your prayers...


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