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Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Going Away In Her Own Way

She is a Converse high top girl.
She does not dress preppy at all. 
She obtained her Associates of Arts Degree, in December, from a junior college and is moving on to a larger university this Thursday.
This new university has been somewhat difficult so we shall see what happens.

CC will now be many hours away from us rather than just one hour away and I am happy and delighted and sad and terrified. 
Conflicted I am.

She is indeed going away in her own way. 
 I will deal with it.

The two of us found these wonky high tops at a thrift store for....get ready....twenty cents....and bought new shoe laces. 
She paid forty dollars for her last pair of Converse high tops but wore them until they were nearly without tread.

When she was a tiny toddler I had her in Converse high tops (pink and red) so this adoration of them is entirely my fault.

We will be traveling over the next week so I will catch up with all of you next Monday.

may joy and peace surround you


  1. Oh, holder her
    close and enjoy
    her before you
    leave her on the
    brink of this new
    adventure. I feel
    your churning of

    xx Suzanne

  2. gotta love personal style!!
    Happy New Year Olive,


  3. Wishing you safe travels, Olive. My daughter had wanted a pair of Converse for the last three years, and she had two identical pairs for Christmas! I wish good luck to CC in her new University.

  4. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your daughters shoes -- I am a bit obsessed with photographing feet, lol. Love the photos!! Best wishes to her in her new adventure and to Mom too :)


  5. Love the shoes!! It's so hard letting them go off on there own...try as I may...I have never quite gotten used to my boys being gone...I talk to them every day though and we visit all the time...did I youngest son graduated college in 2003!Enjoy your trip!!

  6. Exciting and nail-biting all at the same time and congratulations to CC on gaining her A of A degree. All the very best too, to your lovely daughter on her new life at uni

  7. Dr Seuss - what are her hats like?

  8. Aww, I know this feeling all too well. She will never leave your heart, and that is the most important thing! And once you get those late night pizza charges on the Visa bill you will smile!

    Best wishes to both of you as she spreads her wings wide!

    Kat :)

  9. New shoes, new location, new laces, new adventures! How wonderful!!!

  10. Great shoes, for great feet, I'm sure. Richard from My Old Historic House.

  11. Great shoes, for great feet, I'm sure. Richard from My Old Historic House.

  12. Oh how exciting for her and you too, although I know that feeling of a lump in the throat. Love the converse and what they represent - a young lady who thinks for herself. Good job mom. Ann

  13. New beginnings are always exciting-wishing you safe travels:@)

  14. Best of luck and my girls all wear Converse.

  15. Olive (and CC),
    I watched the same scenarios with Chickie, and I think of you often.
    It's a big change, but both of you are up to it! Blessings to both of you as you travel this new and uncharted territory.
    I think CC and Chickie would have a lot in common with their personal style/taste!

  16. Oh, my. Such a big step for CC and for Mom. But she has great shoes to be stepping out in!

  17. Olive,
    Sad for us, exciting for them! It's so hard but rewarding to see them pursuing their dreams, with great style I might add! They are always in our hearts and best of all, they do come home!

  18. Hi Olive! I wish the best for your daughter and I like her style!
    Thanks for popping in to see me.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  19. Well at least you don't have to worry about her doing anything she doesn't want to do. I think when kids express themselves differently, that is why. I'm sure you're proud of her for continuing her education even though she will be futher away.

  20. All will be well. Sounds like you have done a good job raising her. I wish you a wonderful New Year!

  21. I'm not going to lie...having them far away really stinks. But you do learn to accept it and when they come home to visit it's wonderful. Stay safe travelling.

  22. I went through this, too, but it does get easier. Just be there for her when she needs you, which will be more often than you think.


  23. No poo on those kicks...only wings and you put them there my friend. Good job y'all.
    Congratulations to her on this accomplishment. Man alive...I'm so digging those shoes.

  24. My granddaughter wanted some bright blue Converse shoes, and I spent hours on the internet here in the UK trying to find some without any luck.
    Good luck to your daughter when she goes to her new University - it can be hard for mothers but when she settles and finds some friends it will easier.

  25. Love the shoes. My 21 yr old is a converse girl as well and would love these sneakers. She is close at home. My 19 yr old is thousands of miles away. It's hard to let them go ... so far!

  26. I love your new header...beautiful....but came over to say I feel your pain with your daughter moving several hours away..I remember it oh so well when my own daughter moved several hours away..I drifted between 'I can do this" and 'it is the end of the world' I eventually realized it was NOT the end of the world and I would be ok..that was 10 years she is only 1 1/2 hours away and I am really ok....sending you hugs as you adjust to this big change....

  27. Very cute will be okay and so will she - but it may not be easy....

  28. Oh Olive, what a heartfelt post. I understand your feelings of conflict! She's going to be okay and bet the road there, gets shorter with time!

  29. Oh yes, how well do I remember. I sent my sweet Christy off with her Nanny's quilt and a bear to embrace as if it were me. Didn't fill MY empty heart, but was comfort for her.
    Will be praying as you go.

  30. Those Dr. Seuss Converse are exactly what my granddaughter wanted me to buy her for Christmas. Needless to say, here in the UK, I had no luck.

  31. Love those shoes. Wishing her all the best.

  32. All the BEST to her! The wise Dr. Suess says: “The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go." :)

  33. Oh it is so hard when they go their own way. I love her shoes and glad she stays true to her own style. Hugs, Marty

  34. I'm a mixed up mama too right now...we'll make it though! Happy, excited, sad and frightened all in one heart. Best of luck to CC as she goes on to bigger things. Those shoes will serve her well!

  35. What sweet sentiments...
    She will be just fine and so will you!
    Lots of Love,

  36. Awwww I know you'll be OK.....And there's always skype right? (Makes the world such a small place)

    I too am a converse high top kind of girl (About 20 pairs at last count) and I'm green with envy over those Dr Seuss babies for 20 cents....That's insane!...Stole em!! *winks* Vanna


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