With age comes new adventures and opportunities. Part of me wants to turn the clock back to the days when my son was little; other times I embrace his journey into young adulthood.
As my son departed for the Duke TIP three week summer program on Sunday, my mommy emotions were escalating in competing directions……feeling so proud that he was invited to this program and knowing what a great experience it would be for him in so many ways, but on the other hand, feeling almost panicked with the realization that time is going by so quickly now. These are three weeks I don’t get to spend with him or to capture some memories with him.
He gets to create his own memories. Independent of me.
It’s called growing up and letting go.
And I know he will be just fine.
Packing – actually easier for three weeks than a week. I think everyone knows by now that packing is not my favorite thing.
Quarters for laundry.
Ready for departure.
Entering the dormitory.
Setting up his room.
Final photos before Alex encourages us to be on our way….
We’ll see you in three weeks!