Monday, September 8, 2008

College daze

As I write this, I am less than 24 hours from accompanying my youngest son back for his second year of culinary school.

As you read this, we are already there.

As I write this, I have high hopes that he will love school this year.

As you read this, he steps into his first classroom of the first semester -- and then we'll see.

As I write this, I am treasuring the last few precious moments of his presence at home.

As you read this, I am letting go of my precious manchild -- with difficulty.

As I write this, I don't know how I feel about sending him back to school for another year.

As you read this, I'm sure I will have figured that out the hard way, and many tears will have been shed.

By both of us.

13 comments:

Marmarbug said...

I am sorry! I know that it was hard for me to send my three year old to Pre-K so I donot look forard to teh day he leaves the nest. SNIFF!

Marmarbug said...

Oh and I was FIRST! BOOYAH!

The Laundress said...

Oh girl.

I'm sorry.

I know how hard it is to let go...no matter the age.

hugs.

Burgh Baby said...

*applauds*

ChrisB said...

I can still remember the day we left my eldest at her college and that is over 20 yrs ago. I know exactly how you feel. I read a very good book *Empty Nest Syndrome* so I think it's something many women experience

Junebug said...

As I read this I am feeling for ya!

LceeL said...

Don't worry. Like any really good son ... he'll be back. Again and again.

Janet said...

Blessings on you both, and safe travels.

anglophilefootballfanatic.com said...

How did moving into the dorm go? You sounded REALLY tired.

Jenni said...

Right there with ya babe. Hugs.

Momo Fali said...

Aw! You're making me all sappy! But, at least he has chosen a solid career! People have to eat!

Karen said...

You've just proven that no matter what age, they're still our kids. The love just grows, making it hard to let them learn to fly on their own someday.

Colleen said...

I hope it all went well and that this year goes smoothly for both of you.

 
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