Thursday, May 23, 2013

Running stitch & seam rippers


The passenger door closed with a shove and she walked toward the administrator with the clip board.  Shoulders ever so slightly hunched.  Picking at her cuticles.  An ongoing running stitch, her and I.  And today as I dropped her off at high school orientation it felt like a seam ripper cut that stitch right in two. 

That is today.  But somewhere between now and 2:25pm, I will re thread my needle, put this broken cloth back together again and continue our never ending running stitch.

My girl.  I love you so.

-dana

19 comments:

Terri said...

High school? How exciting! A new chapter and new adventure awaits all of you. Embrace it and keep looking forward.

Jennifer @ Ellison Lane Quilts said...

:) thinking of you friend.

dolores said...

Heheheh...guess you answered my question!:)

Molly said...

Beautiful girl and a whole new beginning to go through together. Such fun ahead of you both! Don't blink .... it's over that fast.

Kim said...

Well now begins the dance of her struggle to want your love but find out how to be her own person. Of course this is done by verbal sparing, eye rolls, and all the other teenage angst she can use to "grow" Don't take it personally Mom she is escaping her cocoon to become her own butterfly!
Hold onto your hat the next fours years are gonna whirl by so fast you are going to be shocked! I know you'll find the best way to guide her on her journey.
Isn't she awesome? Mom's are so blessed to be such a part of it all!!

Happy Mothering

DebbyMc said...

Beautiful, beautiful girl. Your thread will never be broken. True it will stretch, sometimes to its limit, and twist, but it is so strong, like you. Believe me when I say that one day you will hear from your girls how blessed they've been to have you for a mom. It's something I never tire of hearing from my grown kids. They hear us (yes, they do!), they love us, and we are bound together by so much more than genetics. Yay for love and kids!

Kimberly said...

Starting grade 9...? Julianna is too, but in a way she's there already. She's one of those "straight A's forever, English Honors, Science Honors, advanced Math (grade 10 math next year), Business Ed, volleyball, basketball, and 'why can'y I get a real job THIS summer, who cares if I'm only 14?'..." type of girls. I'm excited to have them both in high school, but I hear ya... it's hard :o)

Kristen said...

Oh, what a wonderful journey ahead of her and you.

Never thought of it as a running stitch, torn fabric, etc. My, how you make me think of things in a different way.

My little has 6 days left until she graduates. Too soon. I just put her into kindergarten. ;)

Those 4 year in HS pass fast, at least it did for us.

Congrats to the girl starting a new journey with you behind to guide and cheer her along.

Paige said...

Exciting times! Congrats to you both! My oldest will be heading into third grade and I can't believe that so high school seems all the more "grown up"!

Sarah said...

Great metaphor! My littlest begins school next year and eldest year 5 .... All too fast for older people.

Corinnea said...

Yikes! What a gorgeous young woman she is now! I think she was turning 10 when I first started looking in on your life. Tell her congrats.

Lynne Shandley said...

Goodness, don't they grow up so fast!
BTW, I do posey patrols too, only in my local area cos I only have a very small balcony garden now...

Beth said...

She is absolutely beautiful! Congrats to her. Best wishes to you. The high school years are a bit like a roller coaster. You may need to rethread that needle a lot. But you will.

Lara said...

I still remember my first day of high school like it was yesterday. Breaks my heart to think my baby will be there in 6 years!!! It goes too fast Dana. You are raising such beautiful girls. They are such a testament to you both :) this is an exciting new time and I hope it goes well for you all xx

Lara said...

I still remember my first day of high school like it was yesterday. Breaks my heart to think my baby will be there in 6 years!!! It goes too fast Dana. You are raising such beautiful girls. They are such a testament to you both :) this is an exciting new time and I hope it goes well for you all xx

Melissa B said...

*sniff* You totally made me cry. It goes by so fast! Congrats on climbing another rung of the mom ladder with your lovely girl!

Andrea said...

:( Oh...I dread this day! Think of it as another accomplishment that you raised such a bright and successful young lady!

Lindsey R. :: LRstitched said...

What an equally heart wrenching and heart bubbling moment. Congrats to you girl, and love to you in this time of transition! xo

Artfulife said...

This made me tear up a little. It all happens too quickly doesn't it? Congratulations sweet girl! Hope your freshman year is a blast!