Sunday, 16 September 2012

New Beginnings

I know there are a few of us Mum's out there who are feeling a bit sad at the moment as our teens move on to start a new chapter in their life.  Alan my eldest moves out today and is heading for his first year in Halls and Uni life.  Obviously I'm thrilled that he's moving on and is taking the next step to independence, but I'm also sad at the prospect of not having him around as he's been at home all summer and we've had such fun together.  It's been a summer of running and cycling, tennis and badminton.  Learning to drive and passing his test.  Together we have cooked and tidied and Alan's favourite... painted the fence.

Now I say painted, but before that it has to be scraped and wire brushed, treated with ferrous oxide before being given the black finishing coat.  It's been a nightmare - and the nightmare goes on as we're not finished!  But together we've chatted and moaned, laughed and worked and if truth be known, I think he'll miss the fence!
(But not as much as I'll miss him though!)

...and that's just one side!

So with the above story, hopefully you'll see the significance on the fence on my simple card.

Good luck Alan in the years ahead and enjoy your time at University, Lots of Love Mum x.

Sketch Saturday - A simple sketch which I kinda? followed
Squiggles & Giggles - Die Cuts & punches - The fence is a die cut
Stamptacular Sunday - Less Is More

6.46pm Alan is settled in halls and we're back home - gee the house feels empty.

His window looks right onto the roundabout and out King Street towards the flats.


Lisa Jane said...

oh this is brilliant .. he will love it .. ans i love the fence!
he will absolutely fine - my daughter is having a whale of a time .. and she is normally so quiet and shy ... last week she was out every evening at the freshers nights.... the dirty stop out - and in fancy dress.. she texts me every day and we skype each other - so its like she never went away lol
My mum was so upset when she went - but they skype her too and that really set her mind at rest because she can see with her own eyes that she is ok lol!
Its a new chapter in everyone's lives .. hope you all enjoy the next 3 years!
Lisa x

DesignerDiva said...

God J I'm filling up here! it takes me back to when we dropped our eldest off at Uni for the first time - I cried all the way back from Warwick to Norfolk!! He on the other was having the time of his life lol
Alan will be fine and savour every minute of his new life and thats all thanks to his parents, for making such a good job of bringing him up!!

YOur card is perfect and seeing that he will be leaving with a smile!
And.....OMG what a fence!!!
Big Hugs Laurie xx

Whisper said...

Oh brilliant hun and am loving the story about the fence too, Luv Sam x

Sue - bearhouse said...

AWWWWW such a thoughtful card and a lovely story behind it.
I wish your son all the best. My eldest has just started her A levels so I may have this all to come.


marion said...

Nice to read the story behind the card, your cars is lovely ! HUgs, Marion

Squirrel x said...

Just so gorgeous hun! Absolutely love it. Hugs Sxx

Mary J said...

Such a brilliant card honey! I bet he lvoed it!

Niki Rowland said...

He's going to love his time at uni, his halls actually look quite nice too! Great card with a lovely story. Thanks for joining us at Sketch Saturday this week, Niki xx

Evelina Wikberg said...

Fab card! Perfect for the purpose!Thanks for joining us at Squiggle Stamps. Hugs Eva xx