Friday, February 29, 2008

Tugging on the heart-strings

As a Mother, there are times that you just pause and think 'my heart is going to break apart'......

The other evening, I was on the computer in Greta's room. Emma Sage was cuddled on the bed with Greta just chatting away and watching T.V.

Great and I were talking about 'College' and doing searches of different schools that Greta might like to look at this summer and next fall.

Hearing our conversation about Greta going off to college, Emma Sage sits up and gets real serious and then starts to cry.....

Greta leans over to hug her and asks her "What is wrong?" [since this came out of now where as they were just giggling and chatting a few moments earlier]

and Emma Sage says "I DON'T want TWO sisters away at college"

awe.....now that is a way to break a Mommas heart, as you know that it is going to happen. In a year and half, Greta will be off to her freshman year of college and Katrina will be starting her junior year.....and both her sisters WILL be away.

I really don't want to think about it....as I know this little girl will be lost. She thinks of herself as a teenager, and her sisters are her bestest friends.

Thank goodness for cellphones and the Internet....they can stay in touch much easier than we were able to when we were younger.

3 comments:

Kacey Bode said...

That is so sad!! It is so nice that they are so close though!!

Chris said...

My heart is breaking for you and Emma. How wonderful that she expressed her feelings though as now you can better prepare her for Greta leaving. You should get cameras for their computers so they can teleconference (that's how my kids talk to their grandparents who are in Florida.)

Just be prepared that your little girl may need some more mama hugs to replace the ones usually provided by her sisters!

Emma Sage is beautiful. I love reading about her and your family. Thank you for sharing her with us!

Neurotic Att'y said...

I was pretty fortunate in that my 4 older sisters and brother went to school nearby, and I could see them often. Still, it was odd having them out of the house. I'm sure it will be heartbreaking for Emma Sage. At least she'll have a few more years before Otto goes off to school, too. Although no one can take the place of her sisters, maybe a little more cousin time can help fill the void.