A long way home from dropping him off lots of tears…mainly I felt it all went so fast one night I’m reaching in his bassinet at 3am scared to death he won’t be there…..(that sleep depravation was so real) and the next he has a girlfriend and spends very little time with old mom……life on lifes terms but at any rate through the blurred vision on my black berry you all comforted me on that drive home each and everyone of you !!! So thank you….so guess what I picked a winner Jeanetta Darley so keep an eye on her blog for the second raffle!!!! Thanks a ton for all your comments..keep um coming..they are so important to me..Jennifer
Take a deep breath and know I’m thinking of you. Good Job Jen! 🙂
Oh my goodness! I am so happy for Jeanetta- I am calling her right now : )
I really won!!!!
Jennifer I am realising the letting go wont be too far down my path. I sent my youngest off to his first days of all week PK. NExt year they will all be in school all day long and then what will I do? Have to get a real job I guess, huh? 🙂
Big HUGS mama! I can’t imagine at all my oldest just turned 12 not to long ago…life just speeds up every year doesn’t it?
I just sent my youngest two boys off to College and even though this is not new for me it is still hard. The best part is when they come home and they actually look forward to seeing you with a ton of laundry!
I’ll keep you in my prayers. I know it is hard to let go.
I know you can do this! It was great seeing you yesterday!
I am sure it will take a while to adjust to the quieter house, but you will begin to enjoy the independent adult he transforms into while away at college. Big hugs to you and thinking about you!!! xoxo
Aww! My brother (Matt as well) lives right near UVM in Burlington. It’s beautiful there and very green in every sense of the word! I enjoy visiting! My mom dealt with separation by sending care packages – I’m sure my brother didn’t mind either!
Time flies too fast indeed. Mine are 8 and 9-and I still can’t believe it.
All the best for even greater mom adventures and wonderful memories ahead.
Jennifer I’m so glad you made it through! He will be fine! You are in my thoughts!
I have been there with my 3 girls so I know the emotional roller coaster you are on…just amazing how fast it all goes…you have done your job well, Mom, so sit back and enjoy the rest of the ride as he grows and learns…
isn’t life amazing that we have these wonderful moments with our children….and then grandchildren…
You have me all weepy too and mine is only nine! But even now it seems like he was just a baby and now he is so big, all goofiness (and those huge Sponge Bob front teeth!)and sweet and I will blink and he will be 18 too. I will think of you often these next few weeks especially while you adjust to this new place in life for you both. Atleast you can trust in the fact that you have prepared him well.
My heart goes out to you my friend!
Oh you dear sweet soul! My heart is aching for you. My baby girl will have her turn next year and I cannot even think about it without getting all misty.
Perhaps you can send him a care package very soon.
You are in my thoughts.
Just the sweetest thing!
Thinking about you today Jennifer. Hope you’re getting used to a quieter household?? Hows your guy doing?? I’ll bet he’s lovin’ it up there at UVM. Love that campus!! Hang in there! xo P