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Monday, July 09, 2007

The Top Five Things I'll Miss When Casey Starts UNT

#5. The way he answers "Of course I will" whenever I ask him to do something.

#4. The way he says "Look what I can do" and does a little jump and twist in the air (From some skit on Saturday Night Live or something) just to make me laugh, regardless of where we are or how crowded the area.

#3. The way he says "Hello" and strikes up a conversation with a complete stranger.

#2. Seeing he and his brother together, watching how they interact, the closeness that the two of them share.

#1. Seeing his keys and wallet on the counter in front of the microwave each and every morning, knowing that he is home.


Blogger Shawn said...

look at you! very sweet! why do I imagine you'll be in tears for days after he leaves?

8:07 AM  
Blogger kathi said...

shawn ~ lol, you think it'll only be 'days'?

11:54 AM  
Blogger 3carnations said...

Aw, you're going to miss him...Of course you know he'll miss you, too!

That "look what I can do" is from Stuart on MadTV. It's one of the few things I've ever found funny on that show.

2:54 PM  
Blogger kathi said...

3 c's ~ yup, I am going to be missing him...miss him already. Catch myself staring at him...and I remember how I use to catch my mom staring at me. It's the circle of life.

3:40 PM  
Blogger Seven said...


4:10 PM  
Blogger kathi said...

seven ~ awwwww.

10:33 PM  
Blogger DZER said...

kids are always a troublesome handful ... until they're not there anymore ... *big hugs*

8:18 AM  
Blogger ~Deb said...

Please don't tell me he does, "Stewart"!!!??????????????

You're gonna miss him, as much as he's gonna miss you sweetie!


8:55 AM  
Blogger Nancy said...

Oh goodness. Just thinking of him jumping up in the air doing "Stewart" made me laugh out loud. What a great sense of humor.

Your relationship with him will change as he spreads his wings, but there are wonderful things ahead for both of you. I just know it.

From one of my favorite books:

Your children are not your children. They are the sons and daughters of Life's longing for itself. They come through you but not from you, and though they are with you, yet they belong not to you. You may give them your love but not your thoughts. For they have their own thoughts. You may house their bodies but not their souls, for their souls dwell in the house of tomorrow, which you cannot visit, not even in your dreams. You may strive to be like them, but seek not to make them like you. For life goes not backward nor tarries with yesterday. You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth. The archer sees the mark upon the path of the infinite, and He bends you with His might that His arrows may go swift and far. Let your bending in the archer's hand be for gladness;
for even as He loves the arrow that flies, so He loves also the bow that is stable.

-- Kahlil Gibran

9:30 AM  
Blogger kathi said...

dzer ~ exactly...and from the man who doesn't have any...lol.

deb ~ oh yeah, he does. Somehow, I doubt he's gonna be missin' me. More like, "mom...you just called me yesterday".

nancy ~ yeah, he's a funny guy. Thanks for sharing that with me, it was wonderful.

10:57 AM  
Blogger Rosemarie said...

Children are only on loan. You will miss him terribly, but I hope that you find other ways of keeping close.

The keys on the counter were the best. I guess that's why you saved it for #1!

6:51 PM  
Blogger kathi said...

rosemarie ~ yup, it was a countdown to my #1, and every morning when I see those keys, I think 'one day soon, those keys will be somewhere else every morning'...but I'll smile remembering how much comfort they brought me.

9:33 PM  
Blogger Shannon said...

Awww! My daughter will be leaving for college next year this time and I'm already thinking about how much I'll miss her.

9:44 AM  
Blogger kathi said...

I started thinking about it in Casey's junior year too. Now, Charlie will be a junior this year and it's on my mind all the time! Two years and I'll be all on my own, lol! Scary.

7:39 PM  
Blogger Wes said...

Awwww, look at you, momma.

I'm sure the list to choose from was practically endless....

Very sweet :)

8:52 PM  
Blogger kathi said...

wes ~ yup, that's me...sweet. ;)

10:12 PM  
Blogger Rose said...

Kathi I know you are going to miss him. I got my daughter a cell phone so we could do the in-calling free, and we talked every single morning- that helped me greatly!

11:35 PM  
Blogger DaBich said...

Nancy's wisdom is wonderful. Love that excerpt. And she's right. Children are only ours on borrowed time.

You may miss him, but then the time you DO have together after he's gone to college will be that much sweeter :)

6:57 AM  

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