Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Well...

I survived! I was brave and didn't shed a tear until after he walked away. His sister, however was a mess. I'm sure once I get home it'll be a different story. But, I'll be fine, like I've been reminded by my friends and daughter...think of the craft room.

By the River
By the Kennebec River a few days ago.

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The ship he'll get to know quite well!

Deep in thought! Deep in thought, about 1 hr before we were to leave and his new life to start. We had lunch with him after this picture then he was off to a physical fitness test and haircut, and his new life. I was up late the nite before, helping him get all the different things packed where they needed to go and another quick hand-sewing lesson. He was ready to go.

I have 2 FO's so far to show, hoping for a few more by the end of the trip. So glad I knit to help keep my mind busy!! Sorry no good light here right now, I tried. Later friends!

21 comments:

Sarah Jackson said...

Oh my gosh Zonda. It's all happening! I took Lindsay on Monday. Big hugs for both of us for letting our babies go without drama.

Poops said...

*big hug*

Don't think of him as "gone" from you. He's just off having great adventures to tell your grandkids about, and it'll seem like no time at all before he'll be back to tell you all about them.

Only he'll have to crash on the couch because you'll have a sweet tricked out new craft room...

You're a good mama!

Andi said...

It all happens so fast! Mine went back for his second year last week. I miss him. It was a little easier this year, no crying, just a little sadness on my part. I still think it's harder on his dad.

Hang in there!

Sandra said...

my kids are pretty small, so far. But I guess, something like this will come sooner than I expect!

BTW, cute son you have!

Amanda said...

{{Hugs}}

You did good, Momma Z! Hang in there!

freshisle said...

Here's another, 'You'll be fine!'. He looks like a lovely young man.

KnitDiva said...

I love you Z! I only know this scenario from the point of the child being left in new territory. Its hard. Its hard knowing you parents are sad. But its exciting as well. And if I know you at all, I know you have raised a marvelous son who is going to do fantastic things. We are here for you to lean on, not necessarily as distractions, because I know we can't take your mind of this, but we are here for you to steady yourself by. :) Many good thoughts for you and your family!

Karen said...

You are so brave!!!!! It's all going to work out fine. He'll miss you and you'll miss him, but I guess it's part of life, huh? He's going to grow and learn so much and be so happy - and I know that's what you want for him. And you'll still be with him, every step of the way!

Trillian42 said...

Good for you for making it through. He'll be awesome, and you'll be so proud!

Anonymous said...

Well done - big hugs to you too.

kemtee said...

And to think that I'm getting misty about sending someone off to kindergarten…

He'll be fine. It's tougher on the parent than on the kids, I think.

You… well, you need distraction. I recommend fiber therapy. Both woven and spun.

weezalana said...

(((HUGS))) Knitherapy is a wonderful thing! :) Ya did good!

Lynne said...

yeah, that's a tough one, alright. Good job, Mom....looks like you raised a fine son.

Kay aka dkswife said...

((Big Hugs)) Brave momma :)

Kay

roxy =^o^= said...

*BIG HUGS*
You are such an awesome mom - you have just set him on the path to the next (exciting) step in his life :)

AliceC & I were chatting about you today - according to her, if you have a chance before rolling back home you MUST stop at Alewives Fabric in Damariscotta Mills off Rte. 1. Everything to soothe a frazzled sewing mom's heart :)

Holla if you get a chance - travel safely!

xo
Anne

Jennifer said...

(((hugs)))

Susan said...

Hang in there! You've done your part and now you'll get to see the fruits of your labor. {{{hugs}}}

IrishgirlieKnits said...

(((( hugs )))) Zonda!! So proud of him and you! How sweet is his sister too! You've raised to beautiful sweet kids! Have a safe trip back!

tiennie said...

Poor mama and sis! Just think though, what a great adventure for him!

Rebel said...

the fact that he's going off on his own to live his life is just proof that you did your job well. He's going to take everything you taught him with him. He'll be okay. Big adventure!!!!

peaknits said...

How exciting...and sad all in one! It is tough to see our children become independent, even the little things - just kn now you have taught him everything he needs to be a responsible adult - and how to sew on a button can't hurt!Take care!