A Picture That Hurts a Mother's Heart

July 20, 2009Katie


“What?”,  you ask? What does this have to do with the whole “mother’s heart” thing?

The above picture is the result of a shopping trip this weekend for stuff for Kayla.


Stuff that is, for Kayla to go to college with. (By the way, can you believe the above picture houses $85 worth of stuff. What is the world coming to?)

GOSH, I’m already missing her and she still has 3 weeks left at home.  I know that the world awaits her talent and love.  I know there are people for her to touch and a message God has put in her heart….but…

Right now I am a mom who is thinking about missing her.

A parent shouldn’t have to do this twice in 3 years with BOTH their daughters.

This one left me 2 years ago.


She’s home for the summer, but she’ll be off again soon.

Pray for me…



An Almost Empty Nest

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  • Linda

    July 20, 2009 at 9:32 pm

    I feel your pain. We take our only daughter to college on Wednesday (she is doing a freshman summer term). I am sure we will make it through this - with the help of a few boxes of Kleenex!
    1. dishinanddishes

      July 23, 2009 at 1:23 pm

      Linda -yes -let's buy stock in Kleenex!
  • jen

    July 21, 2009 at 11:47 am

    Heartbroken is the word for the day..I sit here in pieces reading this about your daughter as I think, "I wish it was that simple." My daughter was raised in church and now the decision's that she is making as an adult of 19 are not very Christ centered and my heart breaks for her. We moved to Florida in pursuit of better jobs in January and she chose to stay behind. So now she informs me that she will be moving in with her boyfriend and his family and I am dying inside over this tragic move. Her boyfriend is a senior in high school and his mother was a nail client of mine for years before the two kids met and fell in love, so she and I are friends, but she seems ok with this idea, like it's her way to take care of my daughter for me. But she is not her responsibility, she is an adult now. She is not homeless, she is not without an income and her father will be heartbroken if she moves out of his house but will not say anything so she can be responsible for her own mistakes. So I am at a loss other than my continual prayers for her wisdom. I know wisdom comes from experience and I am afraid that she doesn't have enough to make this decision but it is hers to make. signed- "one sad mom"
    1. dishinanddishes

      July 22, 2009 at 10:50 am

      Jen My heart breaks with you after reading your story. I will be praying for your and you daughter for restoration.

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