I really did not think I would survive this day, but I did
It's not to say that it didn't come with ALOT of tears, it did
As much as it hurts to let him go, he is ready to fly
Powell summer signed with a fraternity, so that means he gets to move into the house instead of a residence hall
Have you ever been inside of a frat?? I had not :)
(the main living area)
There are not pictures to show Powell's room...he doesn't really have one
All the freshman and sophmore guys sleep on what is called the "sleeping porch"...this is a room with 20+ bunk beds and is a dedicated "quiet zone".
Each guy then shares a "room" with 2-3 other guys where they each have a desk and armoire for clothes and personal items.
(Powell and Brendan in their "room")
It was such chaos inside the house and so many boys were moving in and changing "rooms"...so we unloaded Powell and decided it would be best to let him get settled on his own and we would walk around campus.
It is pretty exciting to be able to go to a Pac10 school and get to actually walk on their football field!
We headed back to the house and visited with Powell for a little while, and then I knew it was time...I tried really hard to keep it together, and made it through these pictures :)
but, wow, the minute I hugged this sweet boy of mine the tears just flowed...and they wouldn't stop....he was so sweet and said, "you can text me as much as you want Mom, and I will always text you back" :)
I know this is how it is supposed to be...give them wings so they can fly
Yes, he is our first baby, but we truly are going to miss his "adult" self :) here in our house. Powell is so fun to be around, Toby and I enjoy his company and not having him here in our home everyday is going to be a big void.
I know as the days go on it will get easier not hearing his car pull into the driveway, knowing he will walk through the door any minute...but right now it hurts.