Tuesday, August 18

ONE DOWN, three to go....

Here's a pic of my JOSH. He and I are on the road as I type (I pre-scheduled this post!). One last trip up to Indianapolis to leave him up there for college at IUPUI (Indiana University/Purdue University at Indianapolis). Classes don't start until next week, but he wanted to get familiar with the campus and hopefully make some friends and get settled a bit.

Hard to believe that my first born, who I have had with me HALF of my life (he's 19, I am 38) is going to be non-existant in our home. It is going to be very hard without him, to say the very least. Especially for me. Having an adult around this summer has been such a blessing for me. Someone to have ADULT conversations with, keeping me from being consumed by the Disney Channel or Spongebob and just simply helping me through these past couple of weeks since I got stuck on crutches. His endless days of vacuuming, doing the dishes for me and helping me feed the kids lunch are over; LUCKY HIM! LOL!

Poor PEPSI (our new puppy) is going to be LOST without Josh. With myself on crutches, the walks will now become extremely limited in length and few and far between! At least this is just temporary until my ankle heals!

I know Josh is VERY excited to leave the nest and feels he is going to do very well and succeed at IUPUI. He's turned into a fine young man and I can SO see him being a CEO some day like he aspires to do! IF you knew how smart he IS, it would amaze you!!

Well, wish HIM luck and say a prayer for ME that I make it through without sobbing all the way home! HAHA!


I am proud of you, my JOSHI!!
GO JAGUARS!

4 comments:

Amy S said...

AWE!!! YOU ARE IN MY THOUGHTS! I BET IT HAS TO BE HARD-- I CANT IMAGINE!!!! GOOD LUCK JOSH I AM SURE YOU WILL DO WELL!!!!!

RockerJewlz said...

Oh Nicole...gosh...it's inevitable...it's wonderful...it's heart breaking...and nothing I say can make you feel better so just know that this mom is feeling for you!

Kris said...

My heart goes out to you Nicole! You know I will have to deal with this next year so we can help each other through this. Remember we wouldn't be doing our job if our kids didn't want to leave home and succeed. Good luck to Josh and MANY prayers for Nicole. Love ya!

Charlotte said...

Nicole, I know it must be heartbreaking to watch your son go off to school. I will be experiencing the same thing come September. My one and only child will be leaving the nest. It is sad that they are leaving, but at the same time, very exciting. Congratulations!

Howdy!