My daughter returned to her apartment to start studying for the bar exam which she takes in July. We had a fun visit and now as a mother I am going through some growing pains. She has to find a place to rent where she will be working in the fall, luckily it's only a little over an hour. The transitioning, the coordinating and the planning cause me mental stress.
My son will be attending school in the fall in Boston for his Math PhD. Again, apartment hunting, planning, packing and moving. Deep breaths. This is when I am most thankful for my hobby.
I don't know about you, but knitting soothes me and places me in a calm state. I immediately become in the moment and feel relaxed. So between now and mid August my growing pains will be there. I know that once again both kids will be in their new places starting new chapters and I will be letting go a little more (frantically knitting!).
Above is my Mother's day gift from my daughter. I find that more now than ever a little bit of the Holy Spirit would be a very good thing :) I have many meditation booklets that I cycle through during my morning prayers, little snippets to reflect upon. St. Anne is my confirmation saint that I selected all those many years ago.
Last weekend I had the pleasure of seeing a package in the mailbox from a fellow blogger and friend, Kim from mothering with mindfulness. We are snail mail pen pals and I was thrilled beyond happiness to open up a lovely hand carved shawl pin made by her husband. (thank you again!)
I have grand plans of a photo shoot with the shawl I just finished.....so hopefully next week.
I hope you all have a wonderful weekend! Long one for the Americans :) I'll be posting the weekending series sometime on Saturday (might be early Sunday!).