I am going to be bringing you some artwork this afternoon, but I thought I'd just share some thoughts first thing this morning. It is a rainy morning, but the grass is so green! With all the rain we've had, it sure did green up quickly! The leaves are just now starting to bud, so I am thinking that by mid-May we should see full trees. It is a little late this year with all the snow we've had - just last week we had more! Usually my lilacs are in full bloom by mid-May, but I don't see them opening until the beginning of June this year. As I was looking out my craft room window this morning, the rain was steadily falling and there in the back yard, enjoying the peace, was a big beautiful pheasant. I could get a picture fast enough, but I am so glad they are comfortable walking through our backyard. Such a beautiful bird!
We found out yesterday that our kiddo is leaving the nest again. This time, I know it will be for good. It wasn't easy for him to come back home again last summer, and I know it's been hard for him to live so far from his friends. He looked at an apartment in the neighborhood of Uptown Minneapolis, and he really likes it. I was glad to hear that he has dedicated parking and that the rent is extremely reasonable (he'll have a roommate). He only has about 6 months left at beauty school, so this is actually a great area for him to live when it comes time to look for a stylist position. I know Shane's work will be on the trendier side, and that's just where he needs to be.
Even though I am happy for him, there was just a little bit of a pit in my stomach. I know this time he won't come home again. It's time for him to be on his own permanently, and that is just okay. I am mentally giving him wings not just to fly - but to soar! God has been so gracious to give us such a wonderful son. I look forward to seeing where his life takes him - career, marriage, children.
Well, I'd better start my day. I am excited to be sending my projects to Paper Crafts today for the Holiday and More issue. I also have a couple of pictures on my desk that are begging to be scrapped! So, I'll be back with some artwork before the day is done!