Hugging my kids

This Virginia Tech shooting really made me wanna hug my dd’s today. It was easy to hug Peanut as I picked her up from school this afternoon. But I couldn’t hug Lady Ali who is living away from home at UCF. Couldn’t let her know I just needed to hear her voice because she’d get all “oh Moooommm” on me. So I made an excuse about needing some info for taxes – yeah we’re mailing them tomorrow, to call her.

When you have a 20 year old you have to be very careful of the words you choose. When she’s a brainiack it makes it even harder. I’m lucky I can remember how to get to Peanut’s school so being careful speaking is an effort. Well worth it though. Her laughs are the best!

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Living in the Tampa Bay area, I'm lucky enough to see beautiful sunsets almost every day. Although life can be difficult at times, focusing on the positive and being with my family is what gets me through.

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  1. I must admit, it made me rethink some of my parenting. Every time something like this happens, I reevaluate what I am doing. I just pray that he never turns out to be “one of those kids”…and I hugged him a little tighter for it, too.

    ps Colleen told me you were here! *waves* hello!