Sunday, October 16, 2016

Wings to fly, roots to come back, reasons to stay.

I have always loved this quote from Dalai Lama "Give the ones you love wings to fly, roots to come back, and reasons to stay." I think my hubby and I have successfully shown our children that this is what we want for them. Our son is visiting from California this weekend. We haven't seen him since June. He is near the end of his PhD studies in Chemistry at Stanford University and has been interviewing for jobs in Boston. Happily he was able to take a side trip to visit us before heading back to CA. Both of our children are navigating the world in their own way. They have left our home and moved on. They come back to visit us often. They didn't return to Long Island to stay, because we encouraged them to live where their opportunities for employment would be the greatest. We are secure in the knowledge though that we will always stay close as a family.  

Needless to say, my crafting will be minimal this weekend as I am going to enjoy being with my son as much as possible. I am really hoping he gets one of the two jobs that he interviewed for this past week. Then both of my children will be living in Boston.....only four hours away.

I do have more progress to show on Autumn Angel this week. 
All that is left is for me to fill in the second wing with white, stitch two birds and the word Autumn in black and then all the back-stitching. The end is in sight!

I am joining Kathy for some Slow Sunday Stitching. On Monday I will join the Stitchery Link Party at Super Mom - No Cape. Pop on over to these sites to see what other bloggers are stitching.

Thanks for stopping by!

21 comments:

Carol said...

How nice that your son may be moving closer, Cathie! My nephew is working on his PhD at Stanford, too--but in history :)

Love your Autumn Angel--you'll have a finish in no time!

Carole @ From My Carolina Home said...

Autumn Angel is so pretty, love the colors. I hope your son gets the Boston job. Visiting from Slow Sunday Stitching.

The Cozy Quilter said...

Good luck to your son with the job hunt! I hope he gets one of the Boston jobs. Your angel will be done soon!

Gretchen Weaver said...

Our 2nd son moved back to our area this summer. It is so nice to have he and his wife close by. Our 4-year-old grandson is really learning about farming now. I hope it works out for your son to be closer too. The angels is really cute. Blessings, Gretchen

mamasmercantile said...

My girls took jobs away from home after finishing their degrees. We actively encouraged them to and still got together regularly and spoke everyday. They now have families of their own but we are still close and visit each other regularly. Wishing your son well on his job hunt.

Feathers in my Nest said...

Loving your Autumn Angel..nice!

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

OH I hope that he ends up close by as well! :)

I have three sons...two are close and the other is not though he tries to make it home to visit us at least 2x a year ( always cherished times )

Aunt 'Reen said...

Wonderful to hear your son is visiting!
Wishing him success with those job interviews.

You are making great progress on your Autumn Angel.
She is looking more beautiful with every stitch.

butterfly said...

Love your Angel, enjoy your family time together.

karen said...

Oh how I wish I could be like you! I want my kids close to us and I wish for it dearly (and daily). Of course I want them to get jobs where ever they are but I want them near me!!! I admire you :) Have fun with your son!!!

Denise :) said...

Your angel is coming along beautifully! I hope you had a happy day of slow stitching! :)

Deb said...

The Autumn Angel is looking fine and will be done before you know it.

Von said...

Enjoy your son's visit!
Autumn Angel is so sweet!!

Lumiruusu said...

The Autumn Angel looks very pretty -I love to stitch Angels so that's why I like your WIP so very much!

Tiffstitch said...

Beautiful progress! I hope you had a wonderful time with your son.

Kate said...

Hope you got to enjoy the time with your son. We send ours off to college next year and I'm dreading it on the one hand, but excited on the other. It will be lot of new experiences for her.

Robin said...

Your angel is looking so lovely. Almost done, what a good feeling. My oldest son also got his Ph.D in chemistry, medicinal chemistry. He did a post Doc and during that year he was asked to substitue teach in a private school for two weeks. He absolutely loved it and is now teaching full time. The money isn't great but it is very satisfying and that's what is important. Good luck to your son.

Angela said...

Your Angel project is very cute :)

desertskyquilts said...

That is certainly some progress. I hope you're having a great time with your son.

Quilter Kathy said...

Hope you had a wonderful visit... it's so fun when grown children come to visit!
Autumn angel is making great progress... she will be done soon!

SuperMomNoCape said...

Your Autumn Angel is looking so pretty! I can't wait to see her when she's finished.

Enjoy your visit with your son!

Thanks so much for linking up to this week's Stitchery Link Party and for the link back. Aloha hugs!