this past weekend, my daughter brought her boyfriend home to visit.
i still not used to saying this..
at any rate, i want to tell you that it was lovely. so very lovely.
colton is kind and polite and it was a complete delight to have him at our home. i enjoyed so much getting to know him a little. i loved so much hearing about his and kelsey’s first date and how they spend their time together. i loved seeing them as a couple.
this is an interesting blog post to write…i’ve been pondering how much to share. and i’ve settled on the fact that details of their relationship are their stories to tell. but going forward, what that looks like in the context of our family and my relationship with my girl…that’s the story i’ll be telling.
since they left sunday afternoon, i’ve been sort of ‘unpacking’ the weekend – it feels significant in a way that i’m having difficulty expressing. and i think it’s because i’m seeing a new dimension to my girl…this side of her that is part of a couple. it is totally unexpected, but in the very best way. i feel like my heart grew a couple of sizes this weekend.
to think that five years ago i was struggling so hard with this idea that the best part of my life was coming to close…that my story on motherhood was coming to a close. and here i am now, feeling like i’m starting to a whole new chapter.
i can’t wait to read what happens next.