Martha Thinks

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Illinois Calling

So we went out for his last meal at home in a while before he left in the morning for college - Chili's at his request!

We fed him well and all tried to not get too maudlin about the whole situation. It's a good thing after all. Just because we all won't see each other every day it's not the end of the world right? Sigh.

As adults we see the big picture. We know that maybe they will stay friends with their high school buddies (I did!) and maybe they will make closer friends with college buddies. We know that they won't think about us that much because they will have many other good things to distract them. We know that we will not be there for every achievement or able to help them over every hurdle. And most of all we know we will miss them more than they will miss us.

So from the school bus to the airplane, the wing and the wheel, off he goes to the next journey. All I hope for is that he makes many friends and that his bed is comfortable! Gosh, now I really do need a tissue.
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