Sunday, September 2, 2012

Project 365 - Week 35

 week 35.

 So this week finally arrived and thankfully it wasn't as bad as I had worked it up to be!!!

We are still with friends in IN and haven't experienced the empty house yet, but we are doing good.

Good friends and laughter make everything better...that's for sure!!

 I was not feeling well today at all, so I just laid around and read my kindle most of the afternoon.
Hoping I'll feel better before we leave!

 So we packed up the car today and there is not one inch of room left.  This bottom picture shows how much room Jared will have on the trip and he also has stuff to put at his feet!!!

Not a great picture but we are on the road!  Indiana or bust!!!
We will definitely be fighting to drive on this 11 hour trip because the driver has the most room!!!  My knees are currently up against the dash board....ugh!

 We made it to Rita and Mike's house last night!  We are so blessed to have such great friends.  Honestly, it feels like we have known them forever! So neat to see how God arranged this friendship!!  It's a treasure!

 Moving Jared in.
The room is just a rectangle with no closets, just walls.  The furniture is all modular and stackable...very cool idea and gives a myriad of ways to design the room!

 turned out pretty good!
But after looking at all the other rooms and ways they set them up, I have a feeling it will change sometime!

 Thursday started with Jared taking placement tests and then ended with a family BBQ in what they call the "valley".  It was the perfect day for a picnic!!!
 Then we headed to the auditorium for the President's convocation...which was also very inspiring!  Each day, I am more impressed with this university!
 Their theme this year is Beyond Me.

 This morning we got mixed up and went to the kid's worship time instead of the parents....I was not upset.  It was so amazing to see and hear these kids worship openly and freely.  I was obviously very emotional most of this day....knowing I was going to have to say goodbye to Jared soon.
We ended up having to say goodbye as he went to lunch with his mentor group, which was good because it forced me to keep my emotions in.....but not for long.  He looks so happy and so excited.  It's hard to be sad, but my mama's heart definitely took a hit.
We headed up to our friends lake house and I have to say......friends are GREAT medicine!!!

What a great way to start a day!!!
coffee, beautiful scenery, time with God and time with friends....perfect!
We were so excited to be here when our friend Mark was having a party.  It was great to see him and all our old friends.  Hurricane Isaac rained on our parade though!!!

Tonight, I didn't get any pictures but I haven't laughed this much or this hard in a LONG time.  Seriously, we were crying we laughed so hard.
Good times!!!

Hope you all are having a wonderful Labor day weekend!!


Robin @ Be Still and Know said...

A BIG change for your mamma's heart for sure. The good thing is being able to see you son move off into something positive, taking the next few steps to become a adult. Understanding the bitter sweetness of wanting to keep him close and a "little boy" for a bit longer..all mamma's get that!

I will be praying for you as you adjust to this new place you are in.

Been there done that (sorta) and I will be doing it again in a few years again.....


Kim said...

So glad the week wasn't as bad as you were afraid it would be :)

It really helps knowing our kids are right where God wants them, doesn't it?!

Glad you've had time with friends this week. That definitely helps!

rita said...

Great to see Jared's room set up.
So glad for your times with old friends who can minister to your hearts right now.
BTW, how do you get such decent pics of us?
Love you!

Angie said...

Relived it all again with you. My next one is off to school in January and you've inspired me to take plenty of pictures. Glad you made it through the week. Will be praying for you as you return home and face the quietness.

The Bug said...

I'm glad you're enjoying your time with friends. I know the empty house will be tough to face - but I think that you'll be VERY busy soon. And isn't it cool that Jared is in such a great place?

Tiffany said...

Laughter is GREAT medicine and I'm totally "diggin" the Beyond Me theme. I had to look the scriptures up myself to see what they were. I am so thankful to serve a GOD who can to "more that all we ask or imagine." Hugs to you!!!:)


Glad to hear your week was a good one. It looked like it was. Hope week 2 is better.

Jewel said...

How great that you are able to "leave him" at such a wonderful place, where he will start the journey that you have trained him to be so successful on! To grow and flourish into the man God has called and made him to be. :) :) :)

Rachel said...

Aww, I feel like a big ol' crybaby having a hard time leaving my first grader at school for the first day today!

All I kept thinking through your post, was "new beginnings". And remember when you brought that boy home... it was a "new beginning" then too. God is going to do amazing things and you are not left out of it! :)

Lisa said... made it! Amazing that that is a "normal" part of life.

I love the pic of your two boys and also the university's theme this year. That feels like my life's theme this year, I just hadn't put it into words.

Marybeth Thielke said...

Oh Mama, my heart aches for you! Praying for God's strong arms to wrap around you and bring you comfort. Such a hard thing to say goodbye to the last one, and hello to an empty house, full to the brim with memories of all the years gone past. much love!