1.26.2014

Spreading Wings and a Sunday Saying . . .

Yesterday, I watched my oldest son, Connor, pull out of the driveway and leave for the next leg of his college years.  He is going to be attending SUNY (State University of New York) Plattsburgh.  It's about five hours from here and is near Canada.  Needless to say, lots of snow and cold.  Even more than what we've been having here this winter!!  I knew it was going to be a rough morning emotionally.  I could feel the tears coming up as I finished his laundry and packed up his clothes for him.  Thoughts of the day he was born.  Thoughts of his father, Grandpop and Nannie watching him from above.  Thoughts of him driving all by himself to a place he's never been before and not knowing anyone when he gets there.  As I had my breakdown in the kitchen (yes indeed I cried like a baby!!) when it was finally time for him to leave, I told him how much I loved him and how incredibly proud I am of him for so many different reasons.  I told him how amazing he is for being able to make that drive alone, not knowing anyone when he gets there.  I told him I didn't think I would've been able to do something like that at his age.  Maybe not even now.  He had tears in his eyes which made me cry even more.  He's a remarkable young man and I am so very proud to be his Mama!!!  In the blink of an eye, it's time to let them spread their wings and fly!!!



Many blessings for a beautiful Sunday and a peaceful week to come ~ Wendy


3 comments:

sage and spirit said...

What a beautiful and heartfelt post. Made me want to cry too!
Yo have so much to be proud of....your son is going to do great in life!
XOXO

mamasmercantile said...

I have 3 daughters who have left home for university and made great lives and careers for themselves. You have to love them enough to let go and hope they love you enough to come back. It was a beautiful post.

JoAnne Weisser said...

This brought tears to my eyes, Wendy. My son is a sophomore in high school and I know the day is quickly approaching that he will be leaving for college. All of the things you said to your son, are the things I would want to say to mine. I know it will be a very emotional time. I hope all is going well for your son. If he can do all of that on his own, then I would say you have been a remarkable Mama!