Wednesday, August 18, 2010

He's Gone. . . .

Today, my firstborn son left for college -well, a quick visit to Pennsylvania before he heads to Tennessee, but nonetheless, I won't see him for awhile and it makes me so sad.  I find myself being very tolerant today of Levi and Noah's antics because I keep thinking that in the blink of an eye, it will be their tail lights I see headed out my driveway.  I had so much trouble sleeping and my mind went back to my last night at my parent's home on October 8, 1987.  I was so excited and anxious for my wedding and new married life, that I did not stop to think that my parents in the next room were probably laying awake dreading the coming day.  Amazing how things come full circle.  It makes me sort of happy to know that in the future, Ty will know exactly why I worried so much about him and why I seemed to be so "hard" on him.  Love sure does strange things to us, doesn't it?

I pray this is the only time he'll ever be behind bars!

If only I had a dime for every time I prayed for this boy. . . .  paying for college would be easy:-).


  1. Awwwww-how sweet. And so funny that I am thinking many of the same thoughts! Ackkkk-This life is just a vapor-it's so hard to wrap my brain around.

    And you crack me up with the behind bars remark. I'm pretty sure there are no 'bars'-either kind-in his future!

    Love ya!!!

  2. Love the behind the bars...he's a good kid, and you've done a great job with him. Hang in there...he'll come home to visit with a pile of dirty laundry and you'll have to remind yourself how sad you were at his leaving! :-)

  3. It will be a BLESSING in disguise as he is away from you, he will realize how much he loves and misses you and I bet he comes home on break a very appreciative young man! Hang in there. I can't give much advice since my boys aren't there yet, but I know I was more grateful when you leave your parents and realize how much they did for you. He will grow in many ways and that is a good thing!!