We loaded up the car and drove him 15 minutes down the road 🙂
The day before he said, “I am SO glad that I am going to Ohio State. I would really miss you guys if I was going further away.” Seriously one of the sweetest things that my non-touchy-feely oldest child has ever said.
I wasn’t sure how it was going to go. I have had twinges of sadness for the past well year really. I mean how does it go so fast? SO. FREAKING. FAST.
I remember rocking him as a baby reading Mothering Magazine. Someone had written a letter in that said she had been in the store the day before and her toddler was pitching a huge fit and a guy came up to her and said, “yesterday my daughter did the same thing. Today she started her freshman year at Ohio State.” I remember my eyes filling with tears. Andy was about to start grad school at Ohio State and I knew, I just knew that this time with my new little guy was going to FLY.
OSU has an amazing move in system and it was very fast and efficient. And as we got more and more into the day and I saw his excitement grow I felt mine growing as well.
The tears that I thought would come stayed safely tucked away.
Don’t get me wrong. This was Saturday. When Monday rolled around and all the other kids wandered in at various times after school there for sure felt like something was missing. And of course it was. He was.
See that right there in his hand- that’s the real reason he chose Ohio State.
Do you want to know what’s kinda cool? This dude was born in the hospital where he will now be studying Pre-Med.
We got to his dorm which I thought because it was an honors dorm it would be a little nicer that the others. Um nope. In fact I think it was worse! No a/c, small rooms, very old. But exactly what a dorm is supposed to be.
Except for the fact that this day was incredibly hot and we were sweating like crazy getting his stuff unpacked. We quickly headed to Target for more fans.
And there he goes. Off to start a new chapter. I can’t wait to see what his future holds!
And yeah, writing this made me a little teary.