Monday, August 31, 2009

My How Time Flies!

This is what my youngest son's room looked like Saturday night. Was it really eighteen years ago when I first looked into those warm, loving eyes? First held those little fingers? My how time flies! Was it really all that long ago I was depended on for everything he needed and wanted? Seems like yesterday I was nurse, taxi service, counselor, judge, referee, cook, maid, cheerleader and mom to this young man! Well I always knew this day would come just not this fast! So we packed up his stuff, alooot of stuff! Yesterday we drove my youngest son to college. We joined hundreds of other parents on this journey. I tried to remain calm and cool. I was pretty sucessful I didn't break down into a total blubbering mess. Today, another story as I feel eerily sad and lonely for a part of me that has left. I just have to hope and pray I have taught him all I could and he has the knowledge and skills to survive out there in the big bad world on his own! I'm happy he is there with his best friend and they are also roommates.(hopefully this all goes well)


  1. What a couple of good lookin' dudes! Birds gotta fly but it that doesn't make it any easier for mama. They come back...with dirty laundry and tummys longing for Moms homecookin'. I pray that God fills your heart with joy to fill the void you are feeling right now. Have a peaceful restful evening.

  2. What a handsome fella. He'll be fine because you gave him the best foundation a child can have ... faith & love. It is sooooo hard to part with your children ... I still dislike the empty nest syndrome, always will.
    Have a lovely week. TTFN ~ Marydon

  3. Well you must've done a good job, he's going to college, and that says a lot! I'm sure it's hard though, missing him...Thanksgiving will be here before you know it!

    :) T

  4. Oh boy, I remember how that felt last year. This year my son decided to live at home and attend college in town. OK by me!

  5. Hi Traci,
    Let me tell you...I am not looking forward to the day my baby leaves for college. It's still four years away, but I know what you mean about time flying by. I remember her first day of kinder like it was yesterday. I pray that your son and you adjust well to this new life journey. Have a wonderful week!


  6. So many bloggers have posted on sending their kids off to college this fall. I can't begin to imagine sending mine off. It is hard to see them go. From the other side, I remember feeling so free, but a little sad too. I was only an hour away from my parents so that helped.

    Taking a peek at the thrift store would be ok....If I could stop at that! LOL

  7. Hi Traci--
    College is a big step and I'm sure your son
    will do fine. He'll miss home more than you think he doesand as said earlier, Thanksgiving is around the corner.


  8. thanks so much for the visit...oh, i try everyday not to think of that day, my son, my first baby is 16 and a junior, i remember people saying time flies, but, goodness, it is really to fast. I am also a hairdresser, part time, what a small world.

  9. funny how sometimes our saddest days are also our happiest.
    ♥ Rebecca

  10. Gosh your son is now taking a true step to independence. I remember sending my three youngest off to college and how empty the house was. They were all three a little over a year apart and so three years in a row one after the other went off to college. Three of them in college at the same time. Talk about empty nest. Someone said they will come home with tons of laundry, empty pockets and a big appetite for home cooking. BIG smile, as this was so true. A saving grace was my little poodle that filled the gap with love. My children say today that college was the best years of their lives. Then they were married and the best years of their lives is raising their families. They must test their wings and we must let them soar. I do feel for your feelings of loss. Believe me your sons are having a great time. Just hope they study too. Big smile.

    Wow, Traci, you hit quite a memory. Thank you for your visit to my blog today.



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