Thursday, August 25, 2011

Dear Occidental College

our partially-packed car

Dear Occidental College:

In a little over an hour, Child #4 (11 year old daughter) and I are leaving San Diego and heading your way. We're bringing you a very precious gift. Child #2. Be good to him. Or else.

Signed,
Child #2's mom

Well, the day is finally here. We're almost loaded up. Child #2 is off for a last breakfast burrito with a friend. He's very excited about starting college. As he should be. It's a huge adventure. He worked hard to get here. He's ready to move on.

Mr. Summy and I are very proud of him. But Child #2's huge adventure will leave a hole in our little family. I didn't realize until this morning how very unready for this I am. I can barely swallow past the lump in my throat.

Here's to Child #2 and the next chapter in his life!

10 comments:

Patti said...

hang in there. i know that lump all too well. it always gets better. ALWAYS!

Travis Erwin said...

Luck and praise to all of y'all.

Stacy said...

Good luck, Child #2 (and Child #2's Mom)!

Chantal said...

oh Barrie, this must be so hard. All the best to child #2 and hugs to you!

Teresa said...

Hang in there, Barrie. Congratulations to Child #2!!

Sarakastic said...

Aww, I hope he has lots of fun at college!

Charles Gramlich said...

I wish him, and you all, well.

abagayle said...

Yay!You know how people say it gets worse before it gets better?Well,i think this may be a little like that.
Good luck!
AbaGayle.

laughingwolf said...

all the best, #2! :)

Cindy said...

Luck Good luck to all-