Hello my friends! Is it just me or has June just flown by? Topher and I celebrated our 24th wedding anniversary! How on earth has it been that long?
Something that I’ve been dreading happened last weekend. Our baby moved out and into a place of her own. I knew it was coming, and as much as you try and prepare yourself, letting go of the child you spent all of those years loving and protecting doesn’t feel natural.
Since we were so busy all weekend moving the full weight of it didn’t hit me until Sunday night. I went into her bathroom, which is usually a mess (let’s be honest) with a counter full of makeup and towels on the floor. That night the room was completely bare. Then I looked over into her bedroom, the room we spent years getting after her about cleaning and hanging up her mountain of clothes.
The room was totally empty.
I fell apart thinking about the fact that she would never live under the same roof as us again. There would be no more Christmas mornings with her stumbling bleary eyed up the stairs. No more hearing her off key singing echoing up the stairs.
I think that no matter how old they are, you still feel the need at the end of the day to see their face and know that they are safe and okay.
There is definitely going to be an adjustment period for her and for us, and I know it’s just a part of life, but knowing that doesn’t make my heart stop aching any less.
For all of you mamas who have messy teenagers that are making you crazy, remember that before you know it, you will be driving away from moving them into their apartment with tears in your eyes, and you will someday long to see the messy bedroom and the towels on the floor.
Okay on to brighter subjects! One good thing about June was that it had some fun summer fashion! Lots of great finds from lots of different retailers.
This lightweight sweater is a new favorite! It can be worn on or off the shoulder, and I’ve been wearing it with bermuda shorts and white jeans. Online it says to order a larger size, but I found it to run true to size.
This lounge set from Aerie is a winner! I love its happy color and it is so comfy. I got my true size, and I love mixing and matching both pieces with other pieces in my wardrobe. I loved the set so much I got it in the charcoal grey too!
I love how this Amazon kimono can elevate a basic outfit! It looks super cute over a black tank and white jeans too. It’s the perfect lightweight layering piece that works great as a swimsuit coverup.
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