And there comes a time…


And there comes a time when I have to say goodbye to my little boy and leave him at college.  This is one of those milestones in a child’s life…and for the parent, in this instance Me, I’m happy to say that I’m on the “other side”, of this milestone that has been looming over my head all summer. Oh, who am I kidding?   It’s been looming over me for 18 years.  🙂


What does a boy pack for college?  Aside from his mother’s heart?  Lot’s of Vineyard Vines clothes!  He’s a very savvy packer. 🙂


A boy saying goodbye to his puppy…and his Mom, crying while taking the picture. 🙁


And we’re off!


Just hanging loose in his dorm.  Posing for his mom.  😉



Those are not both Patrick’s closets.  Though they certainly could be.  Both Patrick and his roommate John, have the exact same taste in clothes.  A matching pair of salmon-colored trousers will attest to that.



Patrick and his roommate John.  Day one of the next four years of his life at Miami University!

Song of the Day:  Forever Young, by Rod Stewart

And when you finally fly away
I’ll be hoping that I served you well
For all the wisdom of a lifetime
No one can ever tell

But whatever road you choose
I’m right behind you, win or lose
Forever Young, Forever Young

Patrick, I love you.  Best of luck to you honey.  I miss you so much, it hurts.  But I am so excited for this next chapter of your life.

Love you!






  1. There you go again, getting me choked up but then making me laugh by the end of your blog. My favorite part is the quote…it would be worse if they didn’t leave home! That’s the thing that keeps me going when letting them stretch and grow. And if they someday multiply just think how much more happy they will make me! Wishing I could visit you and make you laugh with me today! Cheers to you on this victorious day. (that closet! nice! must buy son salmon trousers apparently.)

  2. Great blog Terry…sniff sniff 🙁 Great pics too!!! Great Rod Stewart song…one of my favorites. You hit the nail on the head with this blog and I am going through all the same emotions that you are. Lots of tears and lots of Kleenex. XXOO

  3. he’s going to college, with friends, counselors a credit card and cell phone, not Afghanistan, buck up

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