Joanna Gaines Displays on Her Son Drake Leaving For School

Joanna Gaines is reflecting on her 17-year-old son Drake leaving for faculty. The 44-year-old host of “Fixer Higher” printed an essay in Magnolia Journal on Aug. 12, and in it, she wrote about her marriage to husband Chip Gaines in addition to the most important milestone that’s her son leaving residence.

“Quickly, our oldest son, Drake, shall be leaving residence for faculty,” she wrote within the essay, referred to as “A Be aware From Jo on Fortitude.” “Within the grand scheme of heartbreaking issues, this one comes with numerous gratitude and pleasure. However nonetheless, my first youngster is transferring away, and our household dynamic will change due to it, and that may really feel like a lack of its personal.”

Drake is the oldest of the Gaines’ 5 kids. The couple additionally share Ella, 15, Duke, 14, Emmie Kay, 12, and Crew, 4. In reflecting on her eldest’s new chapter, Gaines famous that there is perhaps laborious days forward for her and her husband. “I catch glimpses now of what that life will appear to be and marvel if — or what number of occasions — that may deliver me to the ground,” she wrote.

She went on to replicate on the character of change and development. “What we study is that life will not be about holding out just for the times of brightest risk. It isn’t solely about discovering ourselves a crisp new web page,” she wrote. “Typically, to be able to transfer ahead, we have now to give up ourselves to the promise of development that follows the autumn. Simpler stated than carried out, sure — one thousand occasions sure.”

“Typically, to be able to transfer ahead, we have now to give up ourselves to the promise of development that follows the autumn. Simpler stated than carried out, sure — one thousand occasions sure.”

Concerning her marriage, she stated that it has been stuffed with ups and downs. “Now we have skilled a little bit little bit of all of it,” she wrote. “Shedding a cherished one. Shifts in friendships. Payments we could not pay. Moments the place our hearts had been damaged. Instances when all hope felt misplaced and circumstances had been out of our management. When all I might assume to do was lay facedown on the ground in give up,” she continues, ending with some musings on life’s journey in gentle of the approaching autumn. “This 12 months, I am ready on fall the identical approach I at all times do. I will watch the sky. I will hear for rain,” she wrote. “However I will do all of it a little bit extra patiently. A little bit extra gratefully, remembering that power is not earned in endings or beginnings however within the house I am forging alongside the best way.”

Gaines, a New York Instances bestselling writer, based Magnolia Community and hosts “Fixer Higher: Welcome Dwelling” along with her husband. The previous HGTV stars launched the community in January 2022.

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