Some of you may have noticed that I totally missed the linky party AGAIN this week . . . haven’t been posting regularly. . . have been really slow to answer emails. . . you get the picture.
I thought I would explain briefly what is going on around here. My oldest son is leaving on an LDS mission next Tuesday. He is going to Santiago, Chile. For two years.
We have been packing, finalizing travel plans, buying last minute supplies, squeezing in family pictures and a mini vacation, getting shots, cleaning out his room, and cleaning our house/preparing food for all of our friends and family that are coming over on Sunday to bid him farewell.
I think my husband thinks I am nuts with all of the projects I am tackling, but in reality I am just trying to keep myself so busy that I don’t have to think about how he is actually leaving. Just typing those words is making me all weepy. I am so glad that he is going, and I am so darn proud of him, but man I am going to miss that kid. He is such a peacemaker in our home and such an awesome example to his younger siblings. And to me. I swear sometimes I think he should be the parent and I should be the child. No joking, he really is that awesome! It is going to be rough not having him around.
OK, I’d better stop before I ruin my keyboard with my blubbering. Please forgive me if I don’t answer your questions or reply to your comments. I’m taking a little family time. And trying to enjoy the last few days we have together. And praying that I don’t have an emotional breakdown. Man letting kids grow up is hard!