Doing YOU WELL Wednesday #29



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I’m sure by now all of your little and big ones have gone off to school. As I mentioned last week, our youngest is headed off today to start his senior year of high school. It seems like it was just yesterday we sent him off to Kindergarten. He was so adorable and shy. All the little girls volunteered to help him. Whenever we stopped by to visit, he always had at least two girls on each hand…too funny! Next year this time he’ll be going off to college. So, I’m “doing myself well” today by not crying and letting go of the last little bird in the nest!


1st year of school...I told you he was adorable!
Last year of school



So tell me, how have/are you “doing yourself well”? Let us know by leaving a comment below. This is a “no rules” linky-party. Just somewhere we all gather each week to check on each other and give some encouragement, support and lovin’ to one another! Even though this is a “no rules” party, it would be nice if you’d followed the hostess…that would be ME! I’m a very gracious hostess, I always follow back! You know what to do…link up your post(s) *any you'd like*, visit some blogs in the link-up and show them some love! Don’t forget to let them know you’re visiting from the “DYWW” linky-party!


Don’t forget to come back Friday for “Michell’s Weekly Pearl”. If you missed last week’s question, you can view it HERE. Until next week…BE BLESSED! 





55 comments:

  1. I am taking my son to college tomorrow. It is a very emotional time. Senior year flies by, take time to enjoy your last year with you son.

    Thanks for hosting. I know it takes lots of work and I just want you to know I appreciate the time you put in.

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    1. Aww...hope he got settled in okay and has gotten the hang of things. Praying for a successful year for him! You're so welcome Betty...it does, but it's so worth it, to get a chance to chat with all of you each week!! :-) Thanks for linking up...have a wonderful week! ;-)

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  2. Our two youngest - 7th and 9th - we moved them to a classical school - where they're reading (Gilgamesh and Narnia), (Pride and Prejudice and Hamlet) - and bible every day. They're both in the same beginning Latin class - and math is being taught through process - not state test answers - and I have so much peace. I wish we'd had this available for my other boys:) Congratulations on your Senior - you have a handsome young man there!

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    1. Wow...that sounds awesome! So glad there are more alternatives for parents to choose from than the traditional school setting. A parent's peace of mind is so important. Thank you so much, I'll let him know. ;) Thanks for linking up...have a wonderful week!

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  3. Hi Michell,

    I am not yet there but I can now feel the emotions running thru every parent of letting go of their "baby". I just hope that I will be easy for me to let them go when the time comes. Thanks for hosting and have a great day :)

    Judy

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    1. Hi Judy!! Now that you how to prepare yourself(from reading all these blog post), hopefully it'll be easier for YOU, lol!;) You're so welcome...thanks for linking up! Have a great week!

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  4. Too precious! Time flies. This week, I'm working to get back to me! :)

    Have a blessed week, Michell. Thank you for hosting.

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    1. Hi Lisi!! Thank you so much! I hope you got a chance to get back to you last week! You're so welcome...have a blessed week as well!

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  5. Love the pictures! Time flies too quickly! Hope you have a great week, Michell!

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    1. Hi Heather...thanks! Yes it does! As a teacher, I'm pretty sure you come across former students who seem like they were in your class just yesterday, lol. ;) I did...it was busy, but I survived. Hope you did as well and hope you have a great upcoming week!

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  6. Oh my they do grow up so quickly, he is a fine young man. Happy WW.Thanks for hosting!

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    1. Thanks so much Karren...I'll let him know. ;) You're so welcome...thanks for linking up! Have a wonderful week!

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  7. Enjoy this very fun last year of school! The years fly by. While his face has matured, he still has a great happy face! May he enjoy his senior year!
    Thank you for hosting this link up as I have so enjoyed being a part of it!
    Blessings,
    Joanne

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    1. Thanks so much Joanne!! He's a great kid...I mean young man, lol! I can say he hasn't given us an ounce of trouble and we thank God for that! You are so welcome Joanne...honored to have you join us! Have a blessed week! :-)

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  8. Awwww....savor the last year with your kiddo!

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    1. Thanks Bekah!! I am savoring every minute of it! ;-) Have a good one my friend!

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  9. Oh my gosh, Michelle! My post today is about the same thing, letting go! Thanks for the link-up!

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    1. Hahaha Rachel! I think there are a lot of us mothers out there who are going through withdrawal symptoms, lol! Hope your little one is enjoying school! You're welcome...have a great week!

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  10. My kids start back to school on Monday, so we are still in the winding down of summer, but so getting ready for the fall. Praying that you allow yourself some good grieving time as your baby leaves the nest!

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    1. Hi Jen!! Hope your kiddos got off to a great start this week! You too...USC(South Carolina) has there first game Thursday and.I.am.so.ready...fall is definitely in the air, lol! Thanks so much, I'll have a whole year to prepare! :-)

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  11. Where does time go? Wishing him a wonderful new experience. Thank you for hosting xo

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    1. Hi Katherine!! IKR...thanks so much! You're welcome and thanks for linking up! I hope your link-up is still opened...I've been away from my blog since Wednesday...can you say busy!? ;)

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  12. Thanks for hosting - hopefully I'll gain a few more visits :) I've circled a few blogs today, will visit some more next week :)

    Juls

    JulsHiddenGems.blogspot.ie

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    1. Hi Juls! You're so welcome...thanks so much for linking up! Have a wonderful week!

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  13. AW!!! What a handsome and amazing young man he is turning out to be!! You must be one PROUD mama!!! I would totally cry! lol!

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    1. Aww...thanks Chris, I am! ;-) Haha, why do I get the picture that you totally would!! Thanks for linking up my friend...have a wonderful week! :-)

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  14. Ahh he is handsome young man. May you all make plenty lovely memories of this year.

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    1. Thank you Wanda! We sure do plan on it! ;-) Thanks for stopping by and linking up!

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  15. Aw, Michell I can only imagine how you feel. Our daughter is just two, and I constantly have thoughts about when she is older and leaves our home. It already seems as though they grow so fast. Your son turned out to be a handsome young man. I am happy to hear that you are doing well. I hope you get to spend a lot of time with him this year before he is off to college.
    Thank you for hosting such a lovely link up.

    Stephanie
    http://crazylittlelovebirds.blogspot.com

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    1. Aww...thanks Stephanie!! That age is so precious and I can tell you cherish every minute of it by your blog post! Yes, they grow up way too fast! Thanks so much, I'll let him know! We are definitely going to cherish this year for sure! You are so welcome Stephanie and thank you so much for dropping by linking up...have a lovely week!! ;-)

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  16. The years are certainly rolling along Michell! Wonderful pictures of your son. Jamaican parents are busy getting things ready for the first week of September when schools reopen here. My very best wishes to your son. Thanks for hosting.

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    1. Hi Judy thanks so much! I remember when school started after Labor Day, but it seems like we're starting earlier and earlier as the years go by...go figure, lol! Thanks for linking up Judy...have a great week!

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  17. He was so adorable...and grew into such a handsome young man. This week has been all kinds of hectic with getting the kids back to school and situated. I'm not sure how I'm doing me well this Wednesday... I'm stressed.

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    1. Thanks Hope! ;-) I can only imagine...getting them ready for school is more hectic for US, the parents, than it is for our kids! Okay Doc...relax, relate, release! LOL! Have a wonderful week my friend!

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  18. Hi Michell! So nice to meet you today, and to see your blog and link party! I wrote down your blog address, maybe I can link up some time too.

    I know you will miss your little one (not so little anymore!), but you raised him well for this moment. He will be such a blessing :)

    Peace,
    Ceil

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    1. Hi Ceil! So nice to have you join us today...I love making new blogging friends! Thanks so much for your kind words, he's definitely a blessing to his dad and I! Thanks for stopping by...will head over to your blog in a few! Have a lovely week Ceil!

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  19. Well look who's a day late to the party! I will do my hopping around today:) I have had the craziest week Michell! I'll post about it Friday, but I've been helping out my manager that broke her foot so I'm teaching more classes! I guess that's DYW or possibly doing you insane!!!!

    Thanks for hosting:)

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    1. See what I mean...my mind is all over the place! I forgot to even mention the handsome young senior! Cheers to an awesome last year! I don't think you and hubs will be to down about that empty nest :)

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    2. Oh wow Joi! Looks like you had a crazy week like mine! Here it is Monday and I'm just getting to the DYWW comments. I don't know how you do it girl! LOL! I will definitely let him know and you're right...we're planning our trip for next year when we drop him off at college, lol! Thanks for linking up even though your time was limited! Have a great week my friend!!

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  20. My daughter started her senior year ten days ago. Pretty interesting and feelings that have gone with it. Of course her school (it is public)is trying to wring every last dollar out of the parents-lol.

    Bless You and all the adults to be.

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    1. Haha, yes...IKR! Congrats to your daughter. Blessings to you and your family as well and thanks for linking up!

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  21. Awwww, congrats to your not-so-little one on this attainment. Letting go is never easy, and as a mother, whose daughter is about to start her junior year this September as a boarder in the secondary school, I can totally relate. This is the first of my 4 that is about to fly the nest, and I am both looking forward to, and dreading that time, which is fast approaching.

    This is one of the difficult parts of parenting, but it is a much necessary phase of growth. I wish your boy all the best as he steps out. May he bring you honor, but above all, may he honor His maker, and not let go of the things you have taught him. Stay blessed :)

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    1. Hey there lady! So good hearing from you! Thank you so much Unyime! Yes, I remember when our daughter(the oldest) started college. It was a few weeks after my mom passed away and I had sooo many emotions! Yes, you're correct, it's ALL a part of life! Amen Unyime...that's our prayer, that he honors God! Good hearing from you my friend...have a blessed week! ;-)

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  22. Cute pictures. I still have little ones, so I can't imagine! Thanks for hosting!

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    1. Lol, Amber...I used to say that! Cherish the time you have with them! Thanks so much for linking up!

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  23. Hey Ms. Michell! What a cutie your son is! I can well see why the girls wanted (and probably still do!) to give him some help! LOL What a blessing to see kids grow up into wonderful young adults.

    It's been a wild week, but on the plus side, my sleep has improved greatly. There's nothing like a good night's sleep! Grateful for that, and for consistency in exercising. Trying to embrace all my struggles, girlfriend! LOL!

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    1. Hahaha Alison! And he was always so nonchalant about the girls, lol! Thanks so much ma'am, we are so proud of the young man he's become! So glad your sleep has improved my friend! You're not even lying...there's nothing like a good night's sleep! Thanks so much for stopping by girl, have a blessed week! ;-)

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  24. Your son is adorable then and now. Linking up a day late. Enjoy the senior year.

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    1. Hi Kimberly! Thank you and thanks so much for linking up! No problem at all...as you can see, I'm a whole WEEK late, lol! Have a wonderful week! ;-)

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  25. My son starts school for the first time next week here in Canada. I am a nervous wreck already thinking about it :( But also excited, I know that he is growing up and flourishing.. and starting the school is only a first step towards it.. Thanks for the hop Michelle :)

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    1. Awww...I hope he's had a great first week so far! Yes, it is exciting and nervous all at the same time! You're so welcome...thanks for linking up! ;-)

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  27. Hi NC Sue! Thanks so much for the info and thanks for stopping by. Have a lovely week!

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