Graduation and tears of a Mama Bear …

Hello Dear friends!!

I am home!! Back from the Texas heat and home to the Michigan 70’s! I must admit– going from ‘ oh my God’ soooooo HOTTTTTTTT to ‘ oh how pleasant outside’ takes some getting use to! 🙂

So, not only did my babykins graduate!!! I must admit, it was VERY hard on this Mama bear!  The toughest thing was watching her drive away– it broke my heart just a little. I KNOW, I know, we are to raise our kids and set them free– let them go off into the world, but still, it broke my heart just a little. For so long, I have loved and cried, held on, been there no matter WHAT, and I’m to just LET GO? Walk away? Let her make her own judgements, her own mistakes, her own, her own choices? Sigh, I know, I know, but still my heart broke a little…

Cort and Mom










I gave this to Courtney for Graduation as it was given to me by my Mama, I can’t read this without crying…

‘ I love you Forever’

Written by Robert Munsch

‘That teenager grew. He grew and he grew and he grew. He grew until he was a grown-up man. He left home and got a house across town. But sometimes on dark nights the mother got into her car and drove across town.  If all the lights in her son’s house were out, she opened his bedroom window, crawled across the floor, and looked up over the side of his bed. If that great big man was really asleep she picked him up and rocked him back and forth, back and forth, back and forth. And while she rocked him she sang:

I’ll love you forever,
I’ll like you for always,
As long as I’m living
my baby you’ll be.’

Cort and Mom-Riverwalk

Cort and Mom-Riverwalk










Courtney now has a job, drives a car and is looking to take classes this Fall.  I hope she understands a Mama Bear is for life! We love, we cherish, we keep our children next to our hearts always. Though, I am learning to back off ( I am TRYING)–to let her live HER life, make HER choices, not interfere and LISTEN! I am proud of the woman she is becoming, honored I get to share this next chapter in our lives! For Courtney Aline, is quite simply–amazing!

Cort and Baby James

Cort and Baby James ( her brother, he just turned one)

Cort with her Dad and I at Graduation

Cort with her Dad and I at Graduation


Party and my Sister’s house, she was AMAZING! She decorated and went ALL out! That is Lisa and Bryan, my brother and sister and her friend Rachel!

Rach, Cort and Ash

Grandma watching intently

My Mama

Jeremy and Courtney-Riverwalk

Jeremy and Courtney ( a friend of hers) Riverwalk –San Antonio)













































4 thoughts on “Graduation and tears of a Mama Bear …

  1. Oh I will be a basket case on the day my kids graduate I am sure! Ha, it is so funny that you have experienced the sweltering heat of the south. Now you will understand when I talk about our season of beyond summer 🙂

  2. Helen,

    Yeah, you think you are ok, and that ‘ I can handle this’ and then you see them and it’s like ‘ oh wowzers, that is MY baby!’ Then to top it off, she is driving me around, and I got to go to her job and it was so many things and then I had to leave her there–so yeah, it broke this Mama’s heart a little!!!

    Oh I can totally understand, I travel there often, but I think this is the first time that I have come back here and been like ‘ ok, I am cold, where is the heat’? I have been waiting to go on my walks till later in the day so it’s warmer, lol.
    The difference between the two, is it can get warm here in Michigan, but we have the humidity, where in Texas you just have the OH MY GOD, WE ARE GOING TO DIE heat! LOL

    Thanks for stopping by Helen, it’s so nice to see you!

    • Aww thank you Farrah! It was wonderful, I had a great time seeing my family and being with Courtney! I am just SO proud of her, she is doing amazing!!!! It was nice to be able to be in ‘ her’ world for awhile…

      And thank you for the kind words!! I have slipped a bit so getting back on track, I need to come read and see what you are doing, get in touch with all my fellow healthy eaters, get my head back in straight!

      Thanks for stopping by my dear, it means so much!


Thanks, Traci

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