Anniversary Blog Fest: Roz Lee

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My Summer So Far – Some Phone Calls to Remember
When you have two grown daughters – still single, there are certain things you’re prepared – even expect to hear just about any time. So… I wasn’t overly surprised when my oldest called me to tell me she was engaged to be married. Actually, I wasn’t surprised at all since she was the only person who didn’t know the ring had been purchased and the proposal imminent. That exuberant phone call was followed shortly by yet another requesting my presence and my credit card shopping for a wedding gown. I was more than happy to oblige, as any mother would be.

I won’t bore you with all the details, but a zillion phone calls and emails later, and most of the plans for the upcoming nuptials have been ironed out. I do envy MOB’s (Mother of the Bride) that live near their daughters. Long distance planning is a chore, but it can be done.

Then there was the other phone call. This one from daughter number two who I’m happy to report has found a job – post Master’s degree. From the beginning, this one has been hell-bent on making me old before my time. This is not a complaint. She’s a pure joy to be around, and life is never dull with her in your life. Her career choices over the years have spanned the range of every dangerous profession out there, so it wasn’t much of a surprise when she took a job as a police officer. Yep. See the gray hairs?

I weathered the phone call telling me she got the job. I even held it together when she detailed the extensive training she would go through at the police academy. The phone call that got me – the one I never expected to get from one of my daughters went something like this.

DD#2 –“Mom! I’m being fitted for my bulletproof vest tomorrow!”

Me – “Oh lord!”

By the time this blog posts I will have attended DD#2’s graduation from the police academy, purchased her graduation present (a small Glock for her personal use), bought DD#1 a wedding gown and been to a fitting for said gown. At least I wasn’t invited to the fitting for the vest. I don’t think I could have handled that.

That’s how my summer has been. How about yours?

About the Author:

Roz Lee has been married to her best friend, and high school sweetheart, for over three decades. These days she splits her time between their home in rural New Jersey, and Southern California, where her husband works. Even though she’s lived on both coasts, her heart lies in between, in Texas. A Texan by birth, she can trace her family back to the Republic of Texas. With roots that deep, she says, “You can’t ever really leave.”

Roz and her husband have two grown daughters they couldn’t be more proud of, and are currently raising a twelve-year-old Labrador Retriever, Betty Boop, who isn’t aware of her canine heritage.

When Roz isn’t writing, she’s reading, or traipsing around the country on one adventure or another. No trip is too small, no tourist trap too cheesy, and no road unworthy of traveling.

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Comments

  1. Ha ha, Roz!

    While you may have been taken aback with the body armor fitting, trust me, it’s a GOOD thing! Your daughter will get to the point where it will feel downright wrong not to wear it (at least at work.)

    Congratulations on both major events! Um, you should probably find something other than a Glock to give the bride and groom .

  2. LOL, Roz! That’s quite an eventful summer you’ve had 🙂 Congrats to BOTH your girls!

    Leigh

  3. AWESOME blog

  4. Your summer was a lot more exciting than mine.
    Kit3247(at)aol(dot)com

  5. I agree…you summer was more exciting than mine. My son works on security for a couple of General Motors plants in MI. Fortunately, he doesn’t need a gun or a bullet-proof vest! I don’t know how well I would handle it if either of my children wanted to go into law enforcement. Congratulations to you and your family for the milestone events!

    kareninnc at gmail dot com

  6. I’d say that was a really busy summer, Roz, and an intersting one. Congrats! to everyone, and now take a deep breath and get back to the writing. : )

  7. Congrats to both your daughters.And have yourself a cocktail for getting through it all 🙂
    My summer involved getting surgery and now I’m packing up getting ready to move at the end of the month.

    elaing8(at)netscape(dot)net

  8. Your pride in your wonderful daughters shines through in every word. A great summer, I’d say!

  9. Loved the post, Roz. You’re daughter’s sure know how to keep life interesting!

  10. Your summer has been very exciting, congratulations to both your daughters. They sound like very wonderful daughters.

    skpetal at hotmail dot com

  11. I hope the one dd loves her husband-to-be and the other one loves her new job. No matter how old they get, your worrying never ends!

  12. A Glock as a graduation present?? NOT your usual gift…LOL! I’m sure she appreciated it, though.
    catherinelee100 at gmail dot com

  13. i THINK IT IS GREAT. mY HUBBY IS RETIRED FROMTEH STATE POLICE. hE HAD ALL KINDS OF THOSE. aDN HE NEEDED IT ONCE.
    DEBBY236 AT GMAIL DOT COM

  14. Quite a difference, being fitted for a wedding gown for one daughter, a bulletproof vest for another. Both are awesome, though.

    All I have on the offspring-apparel front is a photo my son texted me of his latest tattoo. But, I get to see it in person in a few weeks, so I’m excited about that.

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