My three little wonders

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Unexpected lunch guest

Today something happened to me that hasn't happened in several years....  I was sitting at the computer around 12:15 and the back door opened and in walked Jamie.  You say what is so unusual about that?  Doesn't she come in the back door more often than once every several years?  The answer is yes.... and no.  To explain I have to give you a little more information.  First of all Jamie got her drivers license in Nov.  She was a little late in getting it but spending her 16th birthday in the hospital, with several previous hospitalizations and some following, moving and trying to get and stay caught up in school created some delays.  But finally she got it!!!  Christmas came and Jamie got a car of her own!  It wasn't anything to flashy or fast.  More like a little scratched and worn but she doesn't seem to mind and I think she is quite enjoying the freedom of coming and going a little bit more as she wants.  So back to the Jamie coming in the back door this afternoon.  I asked "what are you doing here?"  I was a little concerned that she might not be feeling well or something had happened at school but she quickly told me she had just decided to come home for lunch, as she walked to the fridge to start rummaging.  I was pleasantly relieved that nothing was wrong and as she stood in front of the fridge was instantly taken back to the days when Jayde would do the same thing, pop home for lunch on random days and occasions.  I used to love it when Jayde would do that and I would have a few moments alone to talk about her day or just have someone to break up the quiet in the house.  I also realized in a few quick moments how quickly those moments passed and before long Jayde was out of the house and college bound. It made me realize how little precious time I have to spend with Jamie before she to is headed out into the big world of life!  So with mixed emotions I soaked in the moment and watched her fix a sandwich and offered her an orange (after all I am her mother and as long as she is home I might as well try and help lunch be healthy) and before I knew it she was headed back out the door to school.   I look forward to many more days of her coming through the back door for lunch and hope they don't slip away to quickly....  


  1. Michelle, That is a great blog. I don't do it often enough, but does help you bring out some precious moments and precious thoughts that are worth keeping. It may be the only journaling my family ever gets. mine is if you ever want to take a pick. My daughters do much better than I do/ We are learning and some day they will be priceless. It was so good to see you!

  2. Hi Michelle, cute blog!!! Thanks for the lunch story, sometimes we all need a little reminder that our kids arent going to be here forever and we should try to enjoy every little moment!!