Aug 14, 2009


We are all exhausted.
Yesterday we took a big load to #1's apartment and worked all day at getting that all set up and put away. She isn't there permanently yet, she wanted to be at home to see #2 off to college tomorrow.
Yep, I said TOMORROW.

That is the day I didn't want to come.
No matter how good I try to make it sound, it just sounds like......

Tomorrow is going to be another big, exhausting, exciting, raw day. 
I remember when I took #2 to kindergarten the very first day and how I sat out in the parking lot and just stared at the building hoping to see some movement in her classroom window and hoped to get a glimpse of her. 
I wasn't sad. I just wanted to see her.
I was relieved to know that just about every car had a mom in it doing the same thing. 

We have a lot to do today and I don't want to do to any of it. 
I'd rather just go sit somewhere and just stare at her and watch every move she makes today and try in engrave everything into my memory, because 
it will be different.
She will be a college girl.


Carrie B said...

Ooohhh, I have tears in my eyes for you.
It's so hard, believe me I know. But as we both know . . .we've raised them to be independant young people that we have to let go . . . it's all good, hard but good.
Mom Hugs to you.

Aimee said...

Wow, that has to be dufficult! Mine are still younger, so I have time...

If you get a chance, stop by my Blog and say hi. I put up a new post about myself today!
Take care,

Rickrack and Pompoms said...

Oh Bless your heart my # 1 left today and #2 leaves next week. Thank God for #3. It is very hard.

Preppy 101 said...

I totally understand how you feel. I've been there. {Big HUGS to you} xoxo

Pearls To Hide My Neck said...

It just isn't easy, is it. They are so excited to go and we are in tears to say goodbye! My son is at fish camp until Tuesday and then we take him back for move in on Thursday. Basically, it feels as if he's already gone.
My daughter is coming in for the week so at least I will have her for a few days. My last one starts senior year and I will have to go through all of this again in a year.
At least you still have a few years left with your last one. Good luck, and I will be thinking of you!

Betsy said...

Girl, I know just how you feel!! I will be praying for you!! Wish we could give each other a big hug. haha

odomfamilyfun said...

Love reading your posts! I have one year until my #1 starts Kindergarten and I don't want to blink--I know it will fly by and I'll be in your shoes before I know it. Oh I just can't imagine. I am having a hard enough time doing three days a week for three hours! I am going to be a mess :)

Frau said...

Sorry!! Hang in there! #3 is going to feel like an only child!! She will hate it at first and then love all the attention. Hang in there Mom you have raised your girls right, she will do great!!

Blasé said...

*sniff*..where's the Kleenex?

Bridget said...

I can't imagine!!!!! Looks like you have done a good job with your girls. I don't blame you I'd sit there and watch her too...they grow up way to fast don't they:(
Rest up and enjoy tomorrow!

Tales From My Empty Nest said...

I know the feeling Lisa. I have to take my daughter to college tomorrow(Thursday) and I am dreading it. She will be a junior, but I still am not looking forward to her going back to school after such an awesome summer together. I miss my girls being at home. This empty nest stuff is for the birds!!! I like having my girls around. #3 will sure miss the other girls this year at your house. I can't imagine the craziness at your house with trying to get 2 girls off to college. My house looks like a war zone with just one leaving. LOL! You and I will have to get together one weekend and meet for lunch. That would be fun!! Love & blessings from NC!