Sunday, August 30, 2009

Evaporation, and Raspberry Leaf Tea

Last weekend, I was super thrilled to have my oldest son, B come home! At the age of 17, he became an Airman. B is currently in the USAF Reserves, working at Hill AFB in Salt Lake City. Last December, he graduated with a degree in Psychology and is currently in the process of applying to Graduate School. He has decided to take a course in Japanese this semester and hopefully travel to Tokyo soon. How cool is that? It is my hope, he chooses a school a bit closer to home! B has made excellent choices thus far, so I have no doubt he will choose the right school for him! On Monday afternoon, as B and I were walking through BWI towards the security gate, the Mom-Tears began to roll. He chuckled at me, I know he doesn't fully get it. I told him it has been ten years of walking through airports with him, with glassy eyes and it will be the same for the next ten years and ten years following that! He's my son. Life moves along, and I always miss him...but it is such an intense feeling after spending time with him. I suppose it's a Mom-Thing!

Friday was spent with B, both my daughters, all of my grand-girls and one son-in-law. As a mom, there is nothing quite like having almost all of your children under one roof (hopefully one day, I will have all of my children together in one room!) There was lots of food, laughter and just a good feeling. My oldest two grand-girls like to visit Nana & Pa's garden...now that Precious is three and a half...the questions are non-stop! 'Nana, why do you put peppers in your garden?' 'Nana, can we pick all of the peppers?' Too cute!

John came home late Friday night. It's such a great feeling to see my guys together. B and John went to lunch Saturday afternoon, then ventured up to visit their youngest sister, her husband and little 6 month old niece. B attended his 10 year High School reunion Saturday night. John visited some friends, then he and Hubster enjoyed a cigar smoking guy-time.

All too soon, it was Sunday morning and John was on the road back to Wright-Patt. B, Hubster and I enjoyed a fun afternoon and evening with J,K, Precious and the Bright-Eyed Beauty. It takes my breath away, to see my children as adults. Sitting at my daughter's kitchen table, just blows me away at times!

And then it was Monday. B and I went to visit my mom for a few hours, he certainly did a good job of brightening her face! Off to the airport, and so it goes.......

It was a fantastic weekend! Full of good times, good conversation and lots of good memories. So now it is time to wait....for the newest member of our family is due soon. K is sipping on Raspberry Leaf Tea to hopefully help the onset of labor. She looks beautiful! Running after two toddlers, enduring the DC humidity... she is exhausted. She is ready to meet her youngest daughter. So, once again...when AirmanMom evaporates...she will be helping out with the two big sisters!

I've attached some photos, just a glimpse of our time together......




One son, Two Daughters, Three GrandGirls and One Son-In-Law... makes a very good day!

My Guys!


B with my mom!


My Oldest Daughter, with her Youngest Daughter!

16 comments:

MightyMom said...

good for you getting that last pic...you know I don't have ANY big momma pics? from 3 pregnancies?? (well 4 really)

I kept waiting till I got REALLY big...then the baby came...silly kids were in a hurry!

tell her to WALK. that more than anything is what will do the trick.

Coffeypot said...

Great post, AM,and a beautiful family.

Oh, I sent Chief a package last week along with a few others I support. It's the least I can do.

Donna said...

What a beautiful family reunion!

AirmanMom said...

mightymom...she is walking with a cup of Raspberry Leaf ea in hand ;) I always enjoy reading your words!

AirmanMom said...

coffeypot...I also have a box ready for Chief, it is the best we can do!!! I have no doubt Chief, along with the other soldiers do appreciate your support!

AirmanMom said...

donna...needless to say, I am extremely proud.

AFWingMom said...

Beautiful family! You are truly blessed. I've said it before and I'll say it again...great post and thanks for all that you do to support our military!

AirmanMom said...

afwingmom...thank you for your kind words. It is not I who deserves thanks, it is our military who deserves our gratitude!

Bag Blog said...

Look at all those Grand Girls! I love it!

AirmanMom said...

bagblog...nothing quite like a couple of little girls to brighten any room! Thanks a bunch!

Brenda Jean said...

You must have been getting some mighty good hugs with everyone visiting! Your family is wonderful:)

AirmanMom said...

brenda...your kind words are deeply appreciated!

Call Me Grandma said...

What a nice looking family.
God bless.

AirmanMom said...

grandma...it is so good to read your words once again! Thanks for stopping by!

CAN YOU PROVE IT IN A COURT OF LAW? said...

AM...great story, I can so relate to the MOM thing. Empty nesting for the first time as both my sons are in college,together thankfully. The tears come in waves. I will be join you in tearing for 10 years then 10 years more. You are blessed!

AirmanMom said...

can you...WE are blessed!