Friday, March 19

I have good news and bad news...


The good news is that Senecca was admitted to BYU Hawaii.

The bad news is that Senecca was admitted to BYU Hawaii.


When she opened her acceptance letter and shrieked with joy at the good news, I did a little happy dance in the middle of the kitchen floor. 




Then I did what any self respecting mother would do.


I locked myself in my bedroom and cried my eyes out for a couple of days.


What will I do without my funny girl?



Who will I laugh at with?



Who will I binge on ice cream with?


Who will sit in my studio and drink gallons of hot cocoa with me?



And then crash on the couch while I remain on a sugar high.

Listening to Abba.

Still jabbering in their ear.

At 2 a.m.




Who tolerates stuff like that?



My sweet Senecca.



That's who.



Honestly, I don't know if I can stand it.

9 comments:

Jake and Cassondra said...

Congratulations! And...I'm sorry. ;)

Your tears are a reflection of the relationship you've built. I hope I feel the same way when my girls reach that stage. The upside is you have a created/found a wonderful soul mate in your daughter...no matter where she is. :) Good job, mom! Should every mother be so blessed...

Tana said...

Congrats to Sen, sorry for you... and, quite frankly. sorry for myself, now you're NEVER going to leave Hawaii.

Kay said...

I know I'd make a poor substitute for the job but, yes, if you're taking applications I volunteer to keep ya company, Shell, only thing is I wanna do it there! Oh, how it brings back tearful memories of when my lil' chicks left the nest. Even tho you can't imagine it now,you'll somehow survive. Remember the best is yet to come! Here's a hug for both of you, it'll be hard for you too, huh Senecca!

Rideout Family said...

Congratulations to her. Even though I am not at that point in my life, just by reading your post I feel that empty, weird pit in my stomach. You are such a cute mom.

Shauntelle said...

What a sweet post. I love all the pictures of Senecca. It's crazy how time flies... Tell her congratulations from Shaunie!

Michelle & Matt's Clan said...

Amen!

Suzy said...

Congratulations miss Senecca! BYU-Hawaii was one of our MOST favorite times in our lives!! I can't imagine what it's like for you as a mother Michelle! I'm sure lots of happy tears to come for you first baby leaving the house. At least she's just a island-hop away!!

deej said...

What a sweet tender post . . . it hardly seems possible that you can be preparing to send your firstborn off to college . . . seems only yesterday you were the little one . . . thanks for sharing the feelings of your heart - you say it so well for all who have been there!

christa said...

ohhhhhhhhhh SUGAR!!!! I mean really, how, what, are you kidding.....a.) you are NOT old enough to have a college kiddo and b.) you are NOT old enough....

And ohhhhhh mercy sweet sugar Sen...are you ever going to have the time of your life. Soak up every moment then call your mamma and give her all the deets.

Michellaluskie--I'm stocking piling projects, "good" chocolate, diet coke, and lots and lots of pharmaceuticals for ya!