This past Saturday morning, around 5 am, my oldest boys came home from their first semester at college. They’re twins! I’ve over the moon proud of them! They are brilliant artists and are pursuing that at school. I had not seen them since October as their school is about 5 hours away. So when they pulled in the drive, I ran out the door and Roman down the steps to greet me. He hugged me so hard and he said, “Man, you smell like home!” Ahhhhhhhh…..I can’t tell you how good that makes me feel! I missed those guys so much! Next August, their sister will join them at college (she’s going to the same school) and within a year’s time, 3 of my chickies are out of the nest. OUCH! On the one hand, I’m so tickled and I’m really not the type of mom who wrings her hands when the kids are gone wondering how she’s going to fill her time. I have lots of things I love to do and some that I’ve been putting off for the next season in my life…the kids out of the house season. Knowing that just because I put something off doesn’t mean it’s not going to happen, helps me to stay patient and focused and hopefully give my kids as much of me as I can right now. I absolutely believe that I can do everything I want to do, I just can’t do it all at the same time. Life has seasons and each season brings it’s own joys. On the other hand, I miss their smell, the daily dialogue, having everyone in the kitchen at the same time, being goofy with them and just knowing that they’re within arms reach every day. Oh well, it all comes with the territory, eh?
You’re going to see me in a lot of variations on black over the next few days. To be honest, I have a serious love of black! It’s classic. It looks good on me. I feel great in it! I always feel put together and like myself when I’m wearing black. There’s so much you can do to spruce up black. It’s like a great backdrop for unique and interesting accessories. So, I submit to you, Serene in Black AND Serene with her wonderful kids! I love these guys so hard!!!!!
BLOUSE & BELT: Thrifted
JEANS: TJ Maxx
BOOTS & SCARF: Inherited from my mom