Friday, January 25, 2013

bittersweet

It seems like she was just this little baby looking at her big sister like, "Ok, what we gonna do now?'
 
 
Now, she's still looking like, "Ok, what we gonna do now?", but it scares me a bit more.
 
Well, it doesn't scare me too much b/c they've both grown into beautiful young women.  And today, Kearsten left on her big adventure to do her 12 weeks of student teaching 12 hours away in South Carolina.  She will be there for 6 weeks, & then her final 6 weeks will be even further south in Celebration, FL.  I just got word that she made it safe & sound.  I am so thankful.
 
These kiddos growing up is a bittersweet thing.  You hope & dream for them from the day they are born to discover their passions, to dream big, & to spread their wings & fly.  I must say, though, that when you get to that "spread their wings & fly" part, it is a bittersweet time.
 
Here's my 3 oldest girls after Kam's basketball game last night...Kearsten wanted to get to one more game before leaving since it's Kam's senior year.  Ya, that one in the middle--She's next, & she is always looking at her sisters like, "Ok, what we gonna do now?"
 
How thankful I am that she has 2 beautiful sisters to help lead the way as she starts spreading those wings, too.
 
Kearsten Lindy ~ We love you so much & are so proud of you.  May you be impacted by this experience as much as we are sure you will impact the lives of the students that will be blessed to call you teacher in the coming weeks.  May God guide each of your days & bless them in abundance.  Love you much!!!  XO

4 comments:

Sharon said...

Beautiful, Dardi. So thankful that you're going ahead of me in this, I will surely needs lots of advice!

Kimmie said...

Thanks to God for motherhood...for beautiful children...for sweet relationships...for family and all that simple six letter word contains. May He help you through the releasing time, its so hard, but the One you are entrusting her to is faithful. (Hug)

Kimmie

Christie Hill said...

Oh, I don't even want to think about it!

So glad she arrived safely and praying for your heart tonight!

Christie

Rebecca said...

Truly bittersweet... Can't wait to meet her!