His Dad and I just dropped our Son of at college yesterday. It was “move-in day”. School doesn’t start for another 4 days. Did I tell you he is my ONE and ONLY? He is a freshman – in COLLEGE. This is his first time LIVING away from his Mom!! That’s ME!
It was hard. I have so been trying to prepare myself for this for awhile. The people around you that have experienced this tells you – “it gets better…” Blah, blah, blah. Duh, I’m pretty sure it … might.
Needless to say, yesterday was hard. You want to drop your child off and be happy about it. I was. You want to make sure your kiddo has great people around him. He does. You want him to eat good things. He has been. You want him to feel safe. He does. You want him to express that this was the right move – for him. He has. You want him to be confident. He is. You don’t want him to drink. Reality check – he will. Duh.
We un-packed all of his goods and there was a place for everything. He didn’t over pack or under pack. Everything was just right. We took him Bi-Mart shopping twice, and I think he is good. He has two roommates. Jordyn and Jordan. Jordyn is his Best Friend and Jordan has been a friend of Cal’s since Kindergarten T-Ball. It’s fun. They all get along so well. Three boys that are excited to be together and have this experience.
Honestly, it wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be. Tears were had, that is for sure. I miss my boy so much; but college is life. It was one of the best parts of mine.
We will see him next weekend. I can’t wait.
Calvin (only because I know you read my blog…) – this is YOUR time Buddy. Take those wings of yours and soar! I cannot wait to see where you land. I will be there!! #goeags2023