Saturday, October 8, 2016

Everything is just a Process....after all...

HST Layer cake medallion..
Took so long cuz..the lattice pieces were 2 inches too short%^$  Really???

To my wonderful daughter...I think I see you on that mountain. Let me adjust my bifocals. 
You have not been eaten by a bear, bitten by a rattlesnake nor fallen off a cliff.
Not yet...
In fact, I think you told me, that you got up early today, went to the camp ground to claim the best spot.  pitched your tent....all by yourself. 
Your man, bringing in the bacon, by working, remotely on his laptop..
......on a park bench by the B&B
You have been gone for 5 weeks.

If I could choose might live in Charlotte and make babies and sew.
But, I did not do that myself, when I was you tell me often.
When I graduated from college and left Arizona to be a flight attendant with Pan Am,
My mother and grandmother stood waving goodbye.
They were wishing I would live in Phoenix,
make babies and sew.
When my grandmother left Sweden for America at age 15...I bet it was the same thing..
Adventure is just part of our family 
I just want to put it out there how proud I am of you.
Safe is not living.  Stuff happens anyway.
Your daddy would be so over the moon to see you now.

Tonight I am without the children.
I did not waste my time.
I did not cry.
I am pensive and mostly happy.


Mystic Quilter said...

Your words about your daughter and other generations of your family bring to mind some of my favourite words from the poet and philosopher Kahlil Gibran in his book - The Prophet. It is too long a piece to put down here but is from his lines "Speak to us of Children". Google it Diane, it is a beautiful few lines and I think you will see your feelings mirrored here.

Karaquilts said...

And again you expressed my thoughts exactly and beautifully! When my children were "launched" into the world and I was missing them so much, I realized they were doing and becoming what I had raised them to do and be, so their adventurous lives were a fulfillment of my life. What complicated circles we have to figure out.

Quilt and share and write beautiful posts to all your e-friends!!! What a happy quilt you just made :)

Ellen Guerrant said...

Can't wait to see you!


Rachaeldaisy said...

Nothing worse than cutting pieces just a bit too small!! It's good that you can understand that adventuring is part of the family, and good to know your daughter hasn't been eaten by a bear, phew!

Ann said...

Congratulations on raising adventurous, independent children.
I've miscut fabric before. It does give the opportunity to try something different.