As Gregory and I have the privilege of packing, procuring, and preparing this week to send our very last baby off to college to study film…in between the CELEBRATION of his radiant success and thoughts of the GLORIOUS ADVENTURES that lay in front of him — and the HACKING SNOTTY SOBS OF MY MAMA BELLY CRIES — I am reminded of when our marvelous middle child left for college a few years ago. After she was gone, I stood in her bedroom…and despite being surrounded by all of her stuffed animals, her trophies, her photos, her awards, her Goosebumps books, and her cheerleading sweaters, it felt…so empty. I honestly sobbed like she had died. But, WHAT A TIME she had!
And, now, here we are again, getting ready to launch another one off to fill his brain with wisdom and his heart with memories…and all I can think of is just how FAST it all went by.