My baby is a senior in high school. It’s so hard to fathom. We go off to check out another college this weekend. What am I feeling? Is it sadness? Is it joy? Is it all of the above? Yes, yes it’s all of the above. I’m so excited for him in his journey. He has the whole world by a string. He will more then likely get a full ride through hard work and dedication and be able to live on campus at the campus of his choosing. That’s something I never did. I always assumed he’d do what I did. Live at home and go to the local university. That’s not his journey. That was my journey. I’m excited and scared. It is so hard to have your heart living outside your body and walking around making decisions every day that you’re not aware of. It’s my heart! Don’t I get to make those decisions? Nope.
Don’t get me wrong this kid will be missed. I mean the kids are fighting over who gets his room. Uh, us parents get his room…duh. Just kidding your room will be here until you move out for good. It’s always fun being a parent. This journey takes us so many places in our lives. I’m entering a new season and I’m not sure I like it. But like everything else I bet by this time two years from now I’ll have learned to love it. Tell me moms who’ve already been there done that…does it get easier? I imagine empty nesting will not be an easy thing! Lucky for me I have at least 10 more years before that happens.