It starts when you are fixing dinner, doing laundry, reading story books and preparing for the next days' activities. It just happens so quickly.
Your kids grow up. Just like that, in the midst of living life. They are graduating from school and starting their own journey.
When they are babies you can't even imagine what this day would be like because it cannot be tied to any ONE day. It is the accumulation of many days, many years.
Journee graduated from nursing school and landed a full time job in the emergency room. She still has her nursing boards to take, but the girl is done. Homeschooled from the start, never a day in public school, and she did just fine.
I am still amazed at everything she has accomplished in her young life, not just academically, but personally and spiritually. She has a strong work ethic, a loyalty to others and a sensitive heart.
Quinn graduated high school. She was also educated at home and finished high school with dual enrollment. This kid has been able to combine her art skills and math skills to jumpstart her goal of earning a degree in mechanical engineering. She works full time as an intern and has classes at night.
I rarely see her around here anymore because she is grown. She's independent. She's a hard worker.
She also amazes me in her growth and accomplishments.
This last month has been very busy for me with farming and with graduation celebrations. When I am able to slow down I can't help but ask myself, "What just happened?"
One day you are reading bedtime stories and the next you are celebrating graduations.
Life goes on and I am grateful for all of these milestones in my life.
I am also exceedingly grateful to farm. We are currently busy with pastured chickens and honeybees, both are doing really well.
I have been making cheddar wheels like crazy thanks to an abundance of milk. My cheese cave is housing 10 wheels and each wheel is about 7-8 pounds.
Tomorrow I will drive to pick up more fiber sheep. Tees water sheep.
I have longed for this breed for a few years and now I will have them . I spent a few hours this weekend lock spinning my curly Wensleydale fleece into a beautiful yarn. I am excited for more curly lock sheep.
The farm is growing and that is reason enough to be optimistic, even when things happen, like children growing up.
Congratulations to all of the new graduates in 2017!!