One week ago I moved my son to college.
I should probably say that I went along to see his dorm room and carry a box. Because moving him compared to moving my two oldest girls to college was quite a different experience.
You could say that he had less "stuff"!
This is the sun setting on the day he moved to college. We were on the top of the parking garage driving off for me to let him off at his dorm and I had to stop to take this picture.
I'm pretty sure I have nothing to add to what many of you already know about how it is with your kids leaving home. Lots of mixed emotions.
I will say though, that it was time and that really eased the experience. He is so ready for this next part of his life. I will miss our daily conversations (he's not too much for the phone) but he's not far away so we will get to see him fairly often.
I took some of his senior pictures and we used a couple of them for his announcements.
I didn't set out to take visual metaphors of his life at this point; it just kind of happened. :)
I knew he was enjoying himself that spring day of picture taking when he pointed out a set of old springs by the creek where we were and he didn't complain when I pulled them out of the dirt and brought them home!!
Of course he was dressed up so he didn't have to help me pull the little trees out of the springs.
I haven't found a use for them yet.