Wednesday, August 27, 2008

1st Day of College - Moving Day

Okay, I'm going to have to eat my words. I have made all kinds of jokes and snide remarks about how Joseph "needed" to go away, how WE all needed for him to go away, how he had been so moody and snippy for the last few months that he would be gone at least a MONTH before anyone shed a tear......and here it is, the first night and I'm feeling a little blue. He's been away before, of course, but this is different......

So anyway, here are the pictures I took today. Traditional "back to school" celebration breakfast: orange danish rolls. I think he was surprised and pleased that I made them today, not just on the day the other kids started back. He ate 4. :)

This morning, after staying up packing and talking to friends - too tired to get out of the recliner.

All the junk, waiting to be loaded, in the living room.

His last "first day of school" picture on the front porch. With me.

One more for Grandpa - by himself.

In front of his dorm.

His dorm room. They have lofts, which I think are neat! He says his roommate is "cool".

With Grandpa at lunch at Chili's. My dad came along to help, and although he did drive us both crazy a couple of times, he was a big help.

Good-bye to Mom. (God, I look pregnant in this picture! Yikes!)

I don't exactly "miss" him yet....there's just this weird feeling that he won't be coming home tomorrow...or the next day...or even next week.

I'm going to bed. This has been a LONNNNG day.


Finn said...

Wait until he has no more underwear left. Then he'll be home for the weekend. :D

Jay said...

My mother couldn't bring herself to go with me when I moved into the dorm. Of course, I only went to school 75 miles away so I could come back home any day I wanted to.

e.Craig Crawford said...

Yeah .. like YOU didn't drive your Dad crazy. That sounds more like it. ;-)

Brother Dave said...

You have terrific kids.

Sushiboy said...

I love the IU campus, its very nice. If Joseph can't be home at least he is there.

Tookie Tail said...

It's such an emotional time. I remember them well with my oldest daughter. I found our already great relationship got even better...if that was possible. You tend to cherish your time together more when he comes home to visit. Hang in there, hon!

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eatmisery said...

I wish him the best! He's going to be just fine and you will, too. You're going to miss him so much, but I'm sure he'll be calling you often.

This had to be so hard for you, so bittersweet. I wish you all the best.