sit
when my college daughter is home
our family is again complete
the table is abundantly full
hearts becomes whole

31 comments:

joanne said...

what a beautiful place to stop by and visit, to feel all the love and immerse in the most beautiful of images... thank you for leaving me a bread crumb, so that i might come here and discover...

SE'LAH... said...

Love the way you tie the quote and your thoughts together.

Beautiful.

Meri said...

I know exactly what you mean. My son is home this weekend.

Gayle said...

Your sentiments are perfect! My 16 year old son was getting annoyed with my other two kids at dinner last night and I said to him that when he is in college in a couple of years he'll miss this. I'm not sure that he will miss it, but I know I will.

beth said...

I know the feeling VERY well !

smith kaich jones said...

I love this. It puts life into the right perspective. :) And thank you for your so kind comment on my blog.

:) Debi

spread your wings said...

ah so true. i know you feel complete with her home.

Donna said...

Love the texture and how the light skips and falls on this.
-d

Jewels said...

Yes! I know that feeling :)

kendalee said...

What a lovely way to put it! So true.

Char said...

love being with the ones I love. loving that you are getting the extra loving too. enjoy!

Wildflower Studio (Michelle Dransart) said...

I love the text in the picture! So true! I love this.

Marcie said...

I know the feeling. We had everyone home for one too-short long Memorial Day weekend. So good to be a 'whole' family again!!! Love how you've expressed your thoughts and feelings in words and image.

Ascender Rises Above said...

I hear ya! My youngest is headed home for a week in a couple of weeks. so looking forward to her being here!

Toni said...

I know exactly what you mean. My home is always empty and not really "home" until my boys are here. As always, I love how you put image and words together to tell a story.

Puna said...

I don't want my kids to leave...

Betsy said...

I'm sure that is so true! enjoy!

Susan Tuttle said...

so true, so true -- i love this quote!

Have a wonderful time with your daughter, as I know you will.:)

Sue said...

Such a heartfelt and touching entry.

sherri said...

So very true. We've had an empty chair at our house for way too many years. Oh, that it was for higher learning. A poignant image to go with your thought.

Country Girl said...

It IS happy, isn't it? Mine are at the age where college is over and the coming home isn't so often.
It's not a bad thing, don't get me wrong! But remembering the past, I do remember it was nice.

Judy said...

That is very well said...and exactly how I feel whenever my "babies" come home.

Liss said...

Elk: you always manage to make me feel connected with just a few photos and a sentence or two. You make my mind wander off to an imaginary table of my own with grown up children, chatting and laughing, talking about what life may bring and old memories.

Barefoot from Heaven said...

Jippie Enjoy them being around you.

Barefoot from Heaven said...

Jippie Enjoy them being around you.

beth said...

Oh, what a beautiful thought!

Shawna said...

Pretty sure my momma feels the same way :) When I'm home from college I'm practically chained to her side :)

sunnymama said...

How beautiful! I really like the quote at the top of the picture :)

Kimmie said...

Really really cool sentiment
It would be a great sign in the kitchen

margie said...

i had to laugh when i read that quote. sometimes the chairs around are table ... well sometimes there aren't even enough chairs. i love the extra faces that the kids bring home. adults on their own but still the kids we have known forever.

Relyn said...

Yea for summer! To me, summer has come to mean Mommas and daughters having happy adventures. For you, too, I know.