18 and College? Really?

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

I think I blinked and 18 years have flown by.  Robert, my oldest, will be 18 in 2 weeks.  Leaving for college in 4.5 months.  280 miles away from home. 
Last week during his last spring break of high school, we traveled to Tallahassee, Florida.  Spent time touring the campus.  Spent time looking around.  Spent time signing papers for his college apartment.  I know he will survive it but not so sure my heart will.  This is a bittersweet time in our lives.  I cannot imagine the four of us not living in the same house.  I'm sure these next 4.5 months will be a blur.  18th birthday, graduation, grad parties, grad cruise.  Perhaps during this time I should probably teach him how to use the dishwasher and washing machine.  Just a thought.

 Mother/Son Breakfast Jesuit High School 2011
My heart.


  1. Oh, gosh, I know the feeling. I lived through it. Unbelievable!
    It's a blur, for sure, and sorrow and heartache. Unexplainable. But somehow it works and life goes on...

    You have a very handsome son there - he'll do great!!

  2. My oldest isn't 18 yet, but it certainly does seem like time moves faster and faster with each passing year.

    Very sweet pictures.


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