Friday, August 20, 2010

Today is the day....

.....we take you to college.


How did this happen so soon?

It seems like yesterday.....

I got a glimpse of your face for the first time and fell in love.

I am so proud of the man you have become.
And so very excited to see what future God has in store for you.

And though I have joked all summer about how I won't miss...

your noise
your messes
your collection of dishes/glasses in your room
your borrowing my things and not returning them
your stuff all over the house
staying semi awake till you come home at night

....I lied.

I will miss it all terribly.

So today, when we drop you off...
...cut me a little slack when I sob cry....

..this is so very hard..

...and yet...

..so very right.

I love you, son.


16 comments:

Darla said...

waaaaa! thanks for making me cry. i feel really blessed to have met him, and hear some of his noise. you're in my prayers, i am sure it isn't easy.

Teresa Dawn said...

That's a terrific photo! My brother went off to college last year but he was a bit homesick so he came home almost every other weekend which was nice.

Aspiemom said...

A very touching post, Sara! My brother has brought my nephew to the states to start college. I feel for my SIL because she's thousands of mi. away on an island (missionary) and they won't be able to fly him home for holidays. They are used to being around him 24/7 and now...he's flown his coop! They can't talk via phone, but at least they have Skype and FB!!!

Tori said...

Go get 'em Jason! Praying for you my sweet friend and wishing I was there to pass you a tissue. :)
Love you guys!!

LuAnn said...

I'm crying here - also thinking how this will be me in two years.
Safe travels-God's blessings to you Jason - I am sure you are soooo excited. Sara- here is a hug I can almost feel that ache in your stomach. Don't forget your kleenex - hugs to you dear friend !

Renee said...

Praying for a easy transition for your family. And that is a really neat photo of your son!

Rach@In His Hands said...

Oh, Sara, this has me all teary. Such honest, beautiful words for your son. Blessings to your whole family as you make this big change. Hugs!!

Christine said...

I can't imagine. And yet I can. It goes too fast. I am praying for you, sweet friend.

Barbie said...

Such an exciting time in his life. I can imagine how you must feel. Saying a pray for you!

H-Mama said...

Awwww, Sara, when you left that comment on my blog, I wanted to reach through the screen and give you a big hug. The very thought of this has me all teary. Looking forward to hearing about his wonderful journey.

((((((((sara))))))))

Jamie @ Six Bricks High said...

Bittersweet, isn't it? So exciting to watch them grow, but so hard to let them go. I'm all teary-eyed now...praying for you!

Elizabeth said...

This post brought tears to my eyes! We'll be doing that with our first in 7 years (ironically, it's the same year the baby will go to first grade!). I have full confidence that he will love JBU and you all will do beautifully at home.

Rachel @ Future Pastor's Wife said...

So, SO sweet!!! Don't worry Mama, he's going to do great! You have raised him right!

skoots1mom said...

we did this LAST WEEK and it has been a rough week knowing she's not coming home to sleep in her bed at night.
There's a big hole...
but the phone calls home are AWESOME and it's neat to hear what all she's doing and learning. The blessings will outnumber the challenges maybe.

Karin said...

Oh, Sara. It IS so hard and so right but so hard. Oh yeah...I already said that. Did I say it's hard? :) Big hugs!!
BTW, that is a gorgeous photo!! Did you take it?

Wendi@Every Day Miracles said...

Today I cleaned up after a 3 year old who "had an accident". I sighed really deep and loathed the smell of urine in a carpet... Blehh!
Then God brought me here. To this post and then to tears. Because These boys are my life. I love them more than I thought humanly possible. And I know - I KNOW - that in the blink of an eye I won't be cleaning up "accidents" any longer - but I will be sending them off to college - and life.
Gosh - this was such a wake up call for me. SO incredibly sweet Sara.
And that picture at the beginning of this post? LOVE it. It is stunning.