Monday, 25 August 2014

One sunny day


Yes I know. It's blurred. But I'm feeling a bit blurred at the moment. Everything is moving so fast. Only one week of the summer holidays left, only one month of my son living with us before moving to the coast to start his university course.

How can that be? How CAN it when I remember him as a baby so clearly? But the proof is in the picture. He's taller than me, stronger than me (cleverer than me). And this day we shared last week by the coast will forever be etched in my memory as my eyes blurred as much as this photo as I watched him skimming stones and tried not to embarrass him by sobbing instead of smiling as we explored the area he will soon call home.

It's come fast on top of my eldest moving - also to the south coast as it happens! Two birds flying the nest at once - it's almost too much for a mother to bear. 

But this day will stand out as a magic moment forever. I was on the beach with my two oldest boys. Laughing, teasing, having fun.  I must remember. They are only a couple of hours away and on the plus side they are near the seaside so hopefully there will be lots of sunny days with me, DH and their siblings.  Lots more magic moments.



13 comments:

  1. awww Afra i want to give you a hug lovely .. i am so dreading this with mine and she is going nowhere just yet! ....... xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

    thanks for linking up with #MagicMoments

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    1. I know I keep writing about it but it's very big in my life right now!

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  2. It's amazing how quickly they grow up! My eldest starts his a levels soon and I can't believe it's gone so fast! So glad you got to spend this day with them on the beach enjoying yourselves! Popping in from Magic Moments.

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    1. each year seems to whiz by faster and faster doesn't it. Which is odd when the first 5 years seem to last forever!

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  3. Awe what a beautifully written post, and I love the photo - blurred and all. It must be such a mix of emotions, it's not the same but my brother is shortly off to uni and I feel such a huge mix of pride, fear about him going it alone, excitement and sadness that I won't see him as often. I hope your son gets on great at his new seaside home :) #magicmoments

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    1. Thanks for stopping by. Hopefully your brother will visit often - I'm hoping my sons will

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  4. What a mix of emotions - pride, apprehension, sadness. New beginnings. What a lovely day at the beach. #MagicMoments

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  5. My youngest has just started nursery, and already it pains my heart! Your words are etched in my brain! That's it, it's for good, we're always going to feel this way!
    Happy and excited for them, wanting to keep them just as close all the same <3

    I hope this season brings you closer :-)

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    1. I remember them starting nursery - such big steps! It's traumatic! Glad I still have a few relatively little ones.

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  6. Mummy knows how you feel :( My biggest sister goes to Bristol Uni in two weeks - we will all miss her dreadfully. She is about 2.5 hours away, but it will feel like it's the moon! x #magicmoments

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  7. This is a beautiful post and I can imagine how tough it must be to see your children leave home. You have done so well if they still want to spend the day with you. And there are wonderful new memories to make as you know deep down

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  8. awwww I have tears in my eyes. My daughter is 3 but I dread that day already and realise what it must have been like for my mum. Big hugs xx

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  9. bless you, beautiful photo, and a beautiful moment to treasure too. I hope they come to see you often!

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