today was ‘moving back to college’ day for dave. he had a month off between semesters. moving day this semester was a bit different than last semester’s move in day. for starters we didn’t go with him. last semester, as a new freshman, moving day was full of unknowns and new faces and new surroundings. for me personally it was a day of excitement that i felt for dave, and a big ole’ day of knowing the true meaning of letting go. i seriously never knew it was possible to have every known emotion run through my head and heart all at one time. note to self #1…..that is what a mother letting go feels like.
note to self #2…..letting go doesn’t kill you (regardless of how you feel the first month or so of the process! :)) you know how mothers say the pain of childbirth fades after they experience the joy of holding and caring for their newborn babies? i relate that thought to how it has been for me in this letting go process.
how you ask? easy. easy when i see dave loving every second of his college experience. he is thriving there. he has made amazing friends that he missed terribly when he was away from them. he’s excited about learning. he’s loving the independence. he’s happy. so yeah – when i see how GOOD this transition of life is for him, the letting go pains that i felt have indeed faded. oh yes i remember them. very well. do i miss him when he’s not home? heck yes! terribly. but it’s not what i would call pain anymore. why? because i know he is good and okay and he is really really happy.
so in honor of my sweet second semester freshman, i’ll share some fun pictures of him. if you’re reading this dave….i love you so much. i miss you so darn much but i couldn’t be happier that you are truly happy and that God has given you a wonderful second home at Grace College with amazing friends and professors. have fun sweetie!
above photo: dave today. packed car and ready to head out.
above photo: dave last summer. first day of first semester.
this is dave at his kindergarten graduation. this was my dt work last week for triple the sketch blog.
until next time. xox