|08-16-2013 12:43 AM|
|08-16-2013 12:03 AM|
|llombardo||What a long mentally exhausting day!! We left at about 10am and it took about 4.5 hours to get there. Once there we unloaded most of the stuff, then went up to the dorm. I got to meet a couple of the kids, see his room, the common area, the dining hall and we walked the rest of the campus. Then we went and ate. After we ate we drove him back and we said goodbye...that was just awful. Both my sister and I cried She drove and good thing she did because I cried for quite a while. We got on the highway and my son called because he left a box in her car, so of course we had to turn around and go back. So I got a second good bye Our ride home turned into over 5 hours. On a good note, my dogs were very good, they didn't have any accidents in the house. I was fully expecting a mess after 12 hours(they never have to hold it more then 5 hours). I was very proud of them. They seemed to sense something was going on, because they didn't touch the food or water the whole day. The food is normal when I'm not home, but not the water. I'm exhausted and I can't wait for my son to come home for a visit.|
|08-15-2013 11:51 PM|
Sweetie! I feel your pain. I delivered my only son to university last fall, and while it was an encouraging weekend... They do grow up far too soon!!
I'm spending the meantime with my dogs, training and planning for my retirement, and waiting to be somebody's Mimi several years down the road
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|08-15-2013 11:44 PM|
I'm not going to lie... Its a big adjustment. However, once you get past the empty nest syndrome you are really going to enjoy yourself. Hubby and I are loving it. Naps on the weekend. Eating out at nice restaurants.. Doing what we want when we want it!
|08-15-2013 11:22 PM|
I went through this last year with my daughter, I was a mess and she was only going to be a few miles a way!!! I just dropped her off at her sorority house just yesterday and it was only a little better than last year
I hope you get through it, I'm sure the critters will be missing him just as much as you will. On a lighter note, here is what we sent to our daughter a few days after she left last year!
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|08-15-2013 10:44 PM|
|Zeeva||Congrats to you for raising someone who's off to college! You should be so proud! I know it's bitter sweet but watching him succeed will help subside that empty nest syndrome. Make sure he keeps his grades up; college is very different from high school!|
|08-15-2013 10:38 PM|
|firstname.lastname@example.org||well, I can sure feel your pain ill be dropping my baby girl off to college next Friday. Im in the same mind set, I want to go back to the baby days, they went way too fast. I now have to live vicariously thru her, lol|
|08-15-2013 09:57 AM|
First, job well done!! Second, I understand!! My oldest is leaving for college next week. She will be several hours away. I'm so excited for her but terrified as a parent all at the same time. She will not be in the safety of our home. My husband has tunnel vision...work hard....safety first. I know as soon as we get to her dorm they will take a tour & discuss ER exits, check her cell reception, etc. She will say "come on dad"....I tell her to listen & let him be. lol
The time does go by fast I had her when I was a teen in HS. I was so determined for us to be successful & not another statistic. She's a fierce, independent & kind young women. I feel like we have come full circle with her leaving for college.
Hey, we can do this!!! I think most dorms have only a fish as pets rule. She jokes that she wonders if she can can pass Rusty off as a fish. lol She's going to miss him terribly, as he will her.
|08-15-2013 09:29 AM|
|myshepharley||llambardo, I feel your pain. My oldest is going to be a senior this year. Honor roll, baseball, wrestling, and most of all football. He is the quarterback and does 2 other positions as well. I LOVE watching him play football. I never miss a game. He just went to his junior prom with his girlfriend. I look at him today and see how far he has come. I am soooo proud of him. There is just something special about our relationship and he just tugs at my heart. I love all my kids equally but you have different relationships with each one. This Saturday kicks off our football season and I am excited, but at the same time I am very sad. This will be the last year I get to watch him do what he does best. I know that senior night when I walk across the field with him, I am going to cry. When he leaves for college, I will be devastated. But I know there comes a time when you have to let them go. I just didn't think it would come this soon.|
|08-15-2013 01:08 AM|
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