Well, it happened. School has started officially for us over here. Today we took Studious back to college for her sophomore year and I am happy to report that my fab husband and I are in MUCH better shape than we were last year. I wasn’t sure if that would be the case as the last few days were definitely emotional but today went really well.
Our Studious had initially suggested we just unload her things into her dorm room (not unpack), go to eat and then we could leave if we were ready. That is what we had prepared for as we wanted the day to go how she wanted.
When we got to her school, we did unload ALL the things into her new dorm room. Then to our delight, she asked us to stay and help move furniture. Then after that she said, “Do you mind helping me set up my bedding?” Umm, NO! Its a parent’s dream to be wanted and needed, right? Then she had us help her set up her decorations and lights. It was great. So much valuable time for us to see her in her room and help her make it what she wanted it to be. I think it was helpful for all of us.
About 4 hours later, we DID go to dinner. We enjoyed fun conversation and good laughs. It was just a great time. We then ran to the school bookstore and had a ball buying all kinds of gear to wear for the games we plan to attend this year!
When we dropped her back to her dorm, we said our goodbyes in the parking lot. There were no tears. Just love. Lots of love and ALWAYS pride.
We are proud of you, Studious. Thank you for being an AMAZING girl and a joy to raise.
ps- thanks too for letting us help today. It means more than you could know.
XOXOXOXO to the Moon and Back