Monday, November 3, 2008

Missing My Missionary Monday

Life upstairs is bittersweet. I had not seen Jordy's room since he graduated from High School.
He went away to college for a year and now he's on his mission.
Of course I cried. Lots of memories up here.
He decorated his room . When we moved in I let him pick his room color. When he said he wanted blue I has visions of a calm chambray shade. He chose the bright robin's egg blue. I tried to talk him into my shade. When he said the bright blue made him happy how could I deny my sweet boy? Can you tell he loves sports?
We should have given him ESPN as a middle name.
I've taken a couple of naps on his bed. It makes me feel close to him.

19 comments:

Kenny and Linsey said...

I like the thought of you sleeping on his bed -- so sweet.

Liz said...

I used to go into Jacob's room when he was gone, too. For one thing, it did make me feel closer to him. For another, it had never stayed clean longer than a few days and I enjoyed seeing it that way!

♥Shally said...

UGH.

I am already preparing for Jax to leave-- he is six! I know I will sleep in his bed all the time... :(

andrea said...

between you and jeni, i'm set for life on advice and mentoring once my kids are grown.

friends forever, k? pinky swear?

Bridget said...

Wow, that must be a strange feeling to be in his room after all that time. yeah, I think the love of sports comes through loud and clear. ;)

Annemarie said...

I've never seen his room that clean!

Heather said...

Cute Sporty room!
You know he will be sleeping in that bed before you know it! What? A month and a half before he calls home? Yeah Good times!!!

Lauren in GA said...

Aw! I love that you took naps on his bed. I think it would be hard to see his room after all of this time and have him gone.

I love the blue he picked and that it made him happy :)

fraggLe+monkEy+shysteR said...

that is one clean room! funny, but i'm think that it never quite looked that good while he was home...

Tina said...

miss K now has posters on her ceiling just like Jordy!

Kim W said...

Ok, am I a sissy that your post made me cry??? How sweet are those memories. I can't even imagine!

Brigitta said...

oh that was sweet. I am sure it's a whole new world for you upstairs...so many memories and time gone by.

Jen said...

So sweet! Someday I will be taking turns between naps in Bryce and Brennan's beds. I can't imagine how nostalgic it must feel to be up stairs after all this time.

Tristan said...

That is so sweet! I makes it even more meaningful because you haven't been in his room for so long! I love that you are taking naps in his bed! You are such a cute Mom!

Jenibelle said...

Oh Diane, I am shedding a tear for you too!! I can't wait to miss a missionary. I cry sometimes for the missionary we should have had.
Oh well. I am very happy that you are so sad sometimes for such a wonderful reason.

Robin said...

I'm guessing that he loves baseball almost as much as you love him!

ferntyler said...

I hadn't even thought about all the other emotions being upstairs must bring up (not that you weren't thinking about him all the time anyway).. at least his bed looks pretty comfy :)

Annie said...

that is so sweet. thanks for the view into being the mom of a missionary.

The Family Johnson said...

How sad! I don't really remember missing my brothers when they were on mission. I suppose it was because A) I wasn't theor mother, and B) They were not sweet boys like Jordy, they were mean to me or embarrased by me.