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Thursday, August 20, 2009

The last birdie leaves the nest

He's got the new computer

He's said goodbye to the high school job of four years 

 He's given Mom the cuddling time she needed

 He's finished packing
and today he leaves for his first day as a Freshman at Penn State University


Holly said...

Oh! I know how hard this is for you...I know. I know his stomach is full of butterflies as he blasts off into his brave new world.

What change there is for all of you. Sad and happy, excitement and dread, laughing and tears, all mixed together like Chex Mix at your life party.

Oh! I know!

Janet said...

I feel for you honey! been there done that! but he's only an hour and a half or so away right? And you certainly wouldn't want him to NOT be going. i know that doesn't necessarily make it any easier to watch him drive away, but . . .

hugs, hugs, hugs.

My name is Erin. said...

Congrats to you and to him! What an exciting (even if a little heart wrenching) time for you both!

iasa said...

Congrats to him, I'm sure he will rock Penn State.

Cyndy said...

By the time my baby is leaving, I will probably have others returning!

So far, this year is going better than last year for our college girl. Couldn't believe my nest felt so empty with just one of five gone, but it did and it took months for my heart to heal.

She was just an hour and a mountain away, but everything changed, as it should...

Lola England said...

The bittersweet rights of passage! I hope he loves PSU!

marinik said...

awwww, what a cutie, sad to see him go??
i love the picture of you kissing him... i always tell my boys... "i don't care how old you get... i'm still gonna kiss you guys and you can't stop me"...

McGillicutty said...

Awww Musey, I am sure he'll be back with tons of laundry for you to do soon! I can't imagine this stage in life yet, I feel I will be 80 before my youngest leaves!!!!
besos.. Ali.

Stacey said...

My heart jsut hurts for you... I have had to put my oldest on the bus to middle school this year... I can't imagine college! But then, it is also one of those things that I also sing for you as well. G looks so happy and ready because you have been such an amazing support and given him wings! Congrats, Liz!

Candace said...

Congrats on this milestone for the both of you... wow, he is a handsome fella and keep reminding him, "The Computer IS Personal, so email me, kiddo!"

I found you through Janet and through a couple of blogpals.
Glad I did!
Candace in Athens.

spudballoo said...

Hands TFM a tissue...gosh what a handsome boy you've got there. bitter sweet days....hugs! xx

Kitty said...

penn state: impressive! i dread the day my boy leaves, but i hope to prepare him well. i know you did. peace, kitty.

MagnificentDebra said...

Oh my! He is beautiful...and sooo sweet looking. He lets you kiss him in public! A very sweet person...and the pic with your grandbaby..I asumme...ohh yes you will miss that smile. But I'm betting he has a cell and will call and maybe chat on gmail or facebook..those are lifesavers. How proud you must be of him! Congrats to you and your boy...what an adventure you both are off too!

Optimistic Pessimist said...

My best friend is a residence life coordinator at Penn State...Wouldn't that be wild if he were in my friend's dorm??? I'm going to check!

B said...

Oh, how exciting and sad at the same time! I'm sure he'll be back for holiday in no time!

julochka said...

it must be a thrilling moment, but a bittersweet one as well...don't worry, he'll undoubtedly come home with his laundry for a few more years to come. :-)

but seriously, an HP? where's his mac? ;-) i couldn't resist.


KathrynAntyr said...

Oh boy. I'm looking at these photos knowing that in five years, my son will be heading off to college. Looking at that photo of the two of you reminds me of the relationship that I have with my son. I'm getting all misty writing this!

HeatherScent said...

I know this post is almost a year old, but it just brought tears to my eyes.

My son will be 4 in a month - but he's not going to leave me one day. Is he? Do I have to let him out into that mean, mean world?