I spend most of my time on this blog talking about color, Art and Decorating. I don’t report on the family much, teens are private and I guess I kind of am too…as strange as that might sound coming from a blogger. but today…the wall is coming down!
My firstborn son got into the college of his choice!
We have been on pins and needles since Tate was “deferred” in January…and yesterday we got the BIG NEWS! His happiness is my reward. He has wanted to go to this school since he was in the First Grade. His father went to graduate school there and I taught Nursing there a few years ago…There was one year where he wore a UVA T-shirt to school almost every day.
The excitement is a welcome distraction from the apprehension…the overwhelming uneasiness I sometimes feel that this moment has gotten here much too fast. When he was a baby, I used to stare at him sleeping and wonder “How in the world do people let their children go away?”. But he is ready now. Ready and with a place to go!
The last 12 years of school feel like a blur. I was THERE for God’s sake! Living in the moment..being the class teacher every single year for one of the three of my kids…going on field trips…I was there…so why does it feel so foggy?…like a life lived by someone else…I look at my little bitty kids in photos and want to jump in the photos and snuggle them again and never stop.
Congratulations Tate. All of your hard work and the late nights of homework and persistence and patience and the playing the game paid off…but more than anything….
YOU did this…
YOU made your dream a reality…one of many and one I am so honored to have been along for the ride.
I LOVE YOU.