Thursday, May 17, 2012

Lunch, and Lasting Memories~

The day finally arrived...the last day I would need to pack a lunch for my graduating Senior.  While she still has a few more days of school, none will require her to take a lunch as she either goes in late or comes home early due to testing.

I have packed her lunch everyday since preschool.  I did it for her sister as well, who by the way told me the other day, "Mom, I think I cried more when you stopped making my lunches." 

It was a way of staying connected with them.  Some days they got that extra special treat just because.  Some days it was the note of encouragement when I knew they had a test to take.  Some days just a fun napkin.

I will miss making her lunch.  Just as when her sister went off to school a few years back, I continued for a few weeks to set the table for four...I know there will be nights I will wake up next fall and think, "oh no, I forgot to make her lunch!" Only to realize I didn't need to.

Her University has a fabulous meal plan, quite a few of her favorites restaurants on campus as well.  And, she is a pretty darn good cook herself.  She won't starve. Afterall, her dad said there is always Mac-n-Cheese and good ole Ramen Noodles! LOL

The countdown has begun...one week from today our baby will graduate.  And, just like her sister...she will have the biggest grin on her face and nothing will wipe it away!

11 comments:

Laura@Elegant Nest said...

Ok...thanks for making me cry first thing in the morning!! I make two lunches every morning, soon to be just one, then...sniff, sniff. Who knew I would miss something as simple as this task?!

Nuha said...

this post is so sweet! your girls are lucky to have you :-)

Budget Design Girl said...

What a sweet post this is! Your daughters are so very lucky to have such a wonderful mom!

That lunch looks FANTASTIC!

Good luck with the graduation hoopla!
xoxo
-Lisa

Surrounded-By-Boys said...

awww....I have such sweet memories of my mama making my lunch until I graduated as well !! LOVE IT!

Jennifer said...

Such a sweet and tender post....my little guy is only 5 years old and this just motivates me all the more to continue making his lunch over the years. It really is a great way for a mom to bond with her children. Thanks for sharing this experience. And I gotta say girl...you so don't look old enough to be sending your youngest off to college! You look great!! :-)

Many blessings!
jennifer

Sarah said...

Counting down also...next week is graduation, I can't believe it. I don't know if it has sunk in yet but I hope I don't become a bawling mess when it all hits me...the pregnancy hormones don't help with that at all.

Val said...

Aww, very sweet. You're a great mom.

Katie said...

what a sweet and great mom you are!! and so exciting for her to be almost done!! i hope you guys can enjoy the last week of her in high school!

Anna @ IHOD said...

I find that amazing. Something I am sure they will pass on to their children as well. Its those little acts of love that go a long way!

natasha {schue love} said...

This is so sweet! I hope to be able to make my son lunch every day as well! Love this! xo

Laura @ cookiecrumbsandsawdust.blogspot said...

Wow, what a great mom! My kids are only fourth and first grade and I've already stopped packing their lunches.