One of my all-time favorite songs is by Country Artist Trace Adkins that goes something like this: “You’re Gonna Miss this, you’re gonnaJOHN_1 want this back, your gonna wish these days hadn’t gone by so fast.” Every time I hear this song, my eyes well up with tears. This month is no exception as my baby Jon is graduating from high school. I’ve been trying to hold it together since my son Jake graduated last year, but I’m not sure I can anymore… sniff…. Sniff! Some days I think being an empty nester will be awesome (mostly the days his teenagerhood rears its ugly head lol) and then the thought of an empty house without all the noise and hustle and bustle of a house full of boys makes me cry my eyes out. I’m trying to look at the positives, vacations for half the price when you don’t take kids. Leftover food in the refrigerator. No fighting over the showers, cleaning out their rooms of dirty plates, empty glasses and smelly socks.JOHN_2 But I will greatly miss the daily hugs and “I love you’s” from my sweet boys. All their friends who drive me crazy but call me mom too. Late night kitchen raids and summers spent outside by the pool. Waking up to I don’t know how many boys sleeping all over the living room and getting to make tons of pancakes and scrambled eggs that disappear in seconds. Snakes, lizards, rabbits, birds and much more they found and decided to try to keep… um NO to the snakes! JOHN_3I am excited about the future as I discover more about who I am and what I want to be when I grow up… don’t worry it will always involve real estate! But I won’t deny, I might be one of those stalker moms who follows my kids around just so I can hang out with them lol. Here’s to the next chapter….. Sniff… sniff…! Marguerite