Sunday, August 5, 2012

Alexandra Leaving........


She's leaving home today, she is quietly packing up forty five pair of shoes, her thirty something handbags, her collection of skulls, her great, great Grand Mere's collection of fox furs, three cartons of denims, countless blouses, dresses, and everything else a twenty four year old, fashion savy PR girl moves around with........My heart is sad.



I will miss her beautiful face, always smiling.  I will miss her up beat happy moods..

 I will miss having a cheeky wine with her in the afternoons.....and listening to her notions of the world.


I will miss walking past her bedroom, smelling the lingering scent of her favourite perfume, sighing and closing the door........


I will miss tidying up her bed, gathering her clothes to be washed, and putting her things away....


I will miss looking at all her pretty bits and pieces....


I will miss admiring all her quirky possessions.......


and her racksssss of eclectic fashion and remember when I was once like her..... 


 I will miss seeing her shoes kicked off here and there around the house. 

I know you will laugh at this,  my gorgeous Alexandra has only been home for three months but it always feels like she's never left.  Each time she comes home, I enjoy getting to know more about her.   I see her, creative and talented,  I see this soft and beautiful person.  I feel her warmth and generousity.  

Tomorrow when I wake, I won't hear her alarm, I won't hear her tinkering around in the kitchen, or slamming the big front door as she dashes out yelling, "Bye Mum, I'm late".
Her room will be empty.
I loved her like there was no tomorrow when she was born.  I could not believe in the wonder of this new life and the humble sense of being, this unexpected miracle God has bestowed upon me.....

Good Luck Lady Pants.....................





32 comments:

  1. She is just gorgeous! Oh I hope my girls come and go just like that when they are all grown up xo

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    1. Hi Shelly, I hope that they do, just that for you. I love having them home, it's adds a bit of excitement around this big old house. x

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  2. Awww the lovely Punky. Don't worry Roberta...she'll be back :)
    Stevie G xxx

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    1. Fingers crossed, she is such a sweetheart.

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  3. She is gorgeous. You are indeed blessed. I'm a bit sad that my eldest will be starting Kindy next year... and I will be getting to see him every day - can't imagine what it will be like when they leave home. Be thinking of you tomorrow morning.
    Sheree

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    1. He will always be your baby no matter how old he is. You never stop worrying about them.

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  4. What a beautiful girl Roberta, I will be thinking of you in the morning.x

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    1. Hi Samantha, Thank you, see is pretty special. The house is very quite this morning. I am wondering when I should call her.

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  5. Oh, you won't hear me laughing at that. I do the exact same thing every time my Alexander leaves. Same thing this summer - huge tears. The heart aches. I know. I hear ya'.... <3

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  6. Thank you so much....i have tears this morning!

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  7. what a gorgeous girl! i will feel the same way when mine goes.
    x

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    1. Being a mother is a life time job. they come and they go, you do what you can, help them, love them and guide them. Love is being a mother. Thank you for your comment.

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  9. I am a long way from my children leaving home but I can only imagine the loss you will feel.
    www.frescocreative.com.au

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    1. I will miss her company and her cherry smile! Se is still my little baby.

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  10. Such a beautiful post, with some gorgeous photos. Your girl is very beautiful. i hope she has fun out in the world and you don't feel too bereft without her presence in the home. x

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  11. Utter gorgeousness! I'm sure youwill have her back again some time :)

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    1. I'm sure I will Steph! That is the beauty of being a parent!

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  12. What a beautiful post. Lovely to meet you on Saturday! I hope you have recovered from the disgraceful mess of my car. Looking forward to seeing your pics from the day. Greer x

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    1. Hello Greer, it was such a pleasure to meet you and hear of your beautiful bundle of a family. Thank you for being so generous and letting me ride in your wagon.

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  13. oh this must be how my mom feels every time i get back on that plane to sydney, poor mom! lovely post though x

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  14. Hugs to you Roberta! How lucky you are to have each other. Your beautiful girl looks just like you too. Belinda x

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  15. Your daughter is beautiful! and what a lucky girl to have all those shoes. But yes on a sad note you reminded me that children do one day leave.

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  16. I haven't visited your blog for a while, and this post just made me a little sad to think how I will have to deal with this when my two girls are grown up.

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  17. What a gorgeous daughter and what a gorgeous post! x

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  18. Beautiful! What a lovely post.

    (popping in from PoTMC)

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    1. Hi Sophie, thank you, I still miss her dashing around the house in the wee hours of the morning.

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  19. I can't even imagine when my kiddos are grown and out of the house. And what a gorgeous photo of her! Good luck on the transition. Newest follower via POTMC :) XOLaura

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    1. Thank you for following me. Love is being a mother!

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  20. Such a moving post, Roberta - thanks so much for linking up with the POTMC. Alexandra has such a heartwarming smile. J x

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  21. Such delicious pictures of ... LIFE! Thanks for a beautiful post.

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