It was so easy having daughter Elizabeth home for the summer and fall. She took a class here, then finished up 2 reading hours she had left at Alabama and subbed at our school when she could. She kept me company while hubby worked long hours, made coffee every morning and watched girl movies with me…..she even watched a few reality shows with me that Don gave up on! The last couple of months she helped me clean out some things around here and get a few closets organized. I’ve still got lots to go but maybe it helped get me going. Liz got the rest of her stuff moved out last week, well at least the rest of what she planned to take. Just when I was used to having her around she goes and moves out on me!

BUT…..I have the house back for just the two of us, we can eat fish whenever we want (she hates it), her bathroom will be clean, my dvr won’t fill up so fast and I won’t have to buy cokes anymore. She was more than ready to be in bigger place with more to do! I’m glad she was able to move in with her old roommate. It was time!
Now if we could just figure out a place to store all the “stuff” they keep leaving here!

12 Responses to ““I’ve grown accustomed to her face””

  1. Debi Says:

    Oh my, that must be so bittersweet…

  2. jen Says:

    Ahhhh very sweet. I enjoy times with my momma too…she still buys cokes to have the house for me.

  3. Susanne Says:

    It’s always hard to watch them walk out that door another time isn’t it? Sigh. I can so relate to this post. And to all the stuff left behind. :v)

  4. becky Says:

    Ah! We have a garage full of that “stuff” too.

    I have tried leaving a few comments before this and have failed for some reason. So here we go again.

    Thanks for coming by and for your words of advice. Good ones! I will do it.

  5. annie Says:

    It’s good to see the pros and cons 🙂

  6. Karen Says:

    I agree, it must be bitter sweet. How nice that you had that time together, though:)

  7. Robin Says:

    I know all about that stuff that keeps accumulating! My garage, my guest room, and my sewing room are full of it!

  8. Lauren@baseballsandbows Says:

    It sounds like you had a wonderful time together. I can see why her departure is bittersweet!

    I like your new blog look. I may have told you that already, but I thought I would say it again just in case!

  9. Stacy Says:

    Great picture of Liz, but then again, she rarely takes a bad photo! I know you must miss her, but you’ll just have to come down here and visit me now. And see her and Kat some too 🙂

  10. Tammy Says:

    It sounds like you have a wonderful relationship with your daughter…I hope to have that with my girls when they grow up. I know I do with my own mom!
    (She is so beautiful by the way!)

  11. Sonya Says:

    She’s such a beautiful girl! Glad you were able to spend so much time with her and I pray she loves being on her own!

  12. Kim Says:

    What a gorgeous girl! I know what you mean about the pros and cons to these grown up children being around–it sounds like she is a sweetie and you guys have a great relationship. Did she move far from you?

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