Well, It really happened- I have 3 kids in college. It was an emotional and exciting few days. On the second night in our hotel I couldn't sleep. I kept thinking of more things that we had to get and do. Then a strong feeling overwhelmed me... it was time for us (mom & dad) to leave and we needed to let them begin their college lives. That morning when I awoke I told Randy that we are just gonna finish up what we can but we are saying good bye to them today. Knowing how the day was going to end I found myself shedding a lot of tears, mostly by myself because I was trying to put up a good front. When the spirit tells you its the right thing to do- it is and I truly was comforted and at peace. We said good bye to Lauren first and then Andrew. I held it together for her but lost it a bit with him. Then we left. Thank goodness for texting and cell phones because I still needed some contact but I'm doing much better.
We are back home now and the house is sooo quiet. Two 18 year olds really made a lot of noise. There used to be nonstop action and activity at all hours. I'm trying to adjust to this new phase of my life. Haven't embraced it yet but I'm working on it.
This was a fun water area at a local park. We played here while the twins were in meetings. Tyler was very happy! So was Heather and Nicole.
This is Andrew's room and closet. We just came home from shopping, that's why there's bags on top of his bed, He's not crazy about sleeping on top- afraid he'll hit his head. He hasn't slept on a top bunk for eight years.
Here is Lauren's room and closet. Her closet is fully loaded as is her two dresser drawers. We even got four cinder blocks to hike up her bed for added storage.
This is Nicole's room and closet. I have missed her so much. We went to dinner at her favorite restaurant, Mexican food of course.
In her apartment. My oldest child with my youngest child.
Nicole and two of her room mates. They were leaving to sing at a local club. Check out their shoes. Oh, to be young again.