"...wE mUst bE thE chAnGe wE wiSh tO sEE iN thE wOrld..." K.G.


one more night and my youngest son, Christopher will leave home for the fabulous life of living in a dorm at college. i am grateful that he will still be in town.. and that i will still find ways to see him. [did i mention a bribe of bringing home made meals to him and his roomies so i can visit?] [then i will accidently leave my keys so i will have to go back] [then there will be that glove i must have dropped that i will freeze without] [oh, and my diverticulitis will surely kick in every now and then so i can't quite leave yet].. i am very creative and will surely think of a million ways to stay longer... hee hee.

i have had such the privilege of having him for a son.. [all 4 of mine, really] he was the sweetest chubbiest cheeked baby that i nibbled on every chance i had.. and he had a deeper voice than most babies which made him that much cuter. he stuck a KIX cereal up his nostril when he was almost 2, and i had to take him to the ER to have it retrieved. another time he stuck a Q-tip in his ear and perforated his eardrum.. there were the times he and Alex wanted to make it snow in the house so together they took turns shaking a large container of baby powder until empty, laughing in glee as "it snowed"... that was fun to clean up. he was such a snuggler and i spent many many nights rocking him and Alex to sleep together as they were about the same size. [i rocked all of them to sleep every night] his little eyes glistened when he smiled.. he had tow white hair until he was about three then it became darker and turned dark brown. i have many memories to treasure, of all of my children... but he is my youngest and i think that's why its so hard to let him go. i feel tears a'comin...

Alex & Christopher


Christopher & Alex


David, Emily, & Nicholas


Nicholas, Christopher, Emily & Alex


me & Christopher


...may God always keep you safe, my son... it went by much too fast.





Dysfunctional Mom said...

Poor mama! I'm sending hugs.

Busy Bee Suz said...

Now, I too can feel the tears a'comin on!!!
What a cutie pie, and he sounded like the sweetest little devil as a toddler.
Perhaps you could accidentally 'fake' break your leg while visiting him at the dorm...then you will have to stay until it heals.
Or, hide in the shower stall...that won't scare anyone. :)

You are such a good mama, he will be missing you in a minute and a half.

ChiTown Girl said...

Aw,you poor baby. I can feel your heartache from here. :(

That black and white picture of Christopher freaked me out a little cuz he looks a lot like Stud Muffin there. Hmmm...maybe we really WERE separated at birth.... ;-)

Technodoll said...

(( hugs )) my sweet friend... the passage of time is marked with events that bruise the heart and illuminate the spirit, births, deaths, arrivals and departures. isn't it great to be alive and to feel all these emotions? :-)

Maria said...

I miss those chubby baby cheeks!

Christopher said...

I love you maman. <3 So , so much. <3 Thank you for everything all these 18 years at home. I have learned so much and appreciate everything you've done for me. I will miss you so much and will have to visit you every now and then. I have Skype on my MacBook Pro now, so you should get it or use alex's laptop to skype with me here and there once in a while so we can catch up and video chat. :) <3 Text me or write me on facebook for my Skype username! Je t'aime beaucoup, beaucoup, beaucoup, mille fois beaucoup!!!!! Mwuah! <3 KEEP IN TOUCH!!! OR ELSE!!! hehe. Thanks, again. I couldn't have been any happier with any other parent than you and Diane. I love you both and will always cherish and appreciate your love for me over these hard, long enduring years.....:) Bisous. <3<3 XOXOXOXOXO

Tracey Axnick said...

Oh my gosh... what a sweet post and photos and then what a sweet comment from your son! WOW.... I'm going to go sob into my Kleenex now.....