Speaking of college:
This summer we spent two days at Biola University. WOW.... Loved it. But more importantly our son LOVED it. He was so excited and worried at the same time. Excited that he felt he has a good chance of being accepted there and worried that he wouldn't be.
There were several activities going on while we were there. Meetings and dinners and lunch for the parents and meetings and classes and dinners and lunches for the kids. Our son got to stay the night in a dorm with a current Biola student and had a great experience.
We were able to attend Chapel service and be surrounded my thousands of students singing out praises to the Lord. What a humbling moment. It brought tears to my eyes. We knew that if this is where our son is meant to attend college then it would happen..... I know "he" feels it is the University he belongs at. In fact I think he would have been thrilled to have moved right in and started school on our visit.
What does this mean for us? Another son moving out of the house.....
Biola is about 4 to 4.5 hours away from us so it is close enough to be able to visit and I already found a nice little hotel about 2 miles away that has a mini kitchen living room and bedroom set up.... Hunk already told our son "This will be your mom's new home away from home, when you attend Biola"..... I'm certain he is correct!
Being so busy with helping him with college forms and applications and tours and testing schedules was starting to make my head spin. Not only because of all that needs to be done but because of the emotional side of it.
Letting go isn't the easiest thing for a Momma to do. On one hand I am so proud of him and can't wait to see what he does in this big ol' world. I know he will do great things. He has so much ambition and drive...... BUT on the other hand I still see him as my little boy running around the backyard with snot running down both nostrils and some sort of food in each fist. I guess that will always be the case.
It also made me realize that I will only have two rugrats left at home AND both of those rugrats will be in junior high. I know in the blink of an eye we will be preparing to send them off for college and then it will just be Hunk and I left at home........and probably some grandrats running around by then! =)
Hold your babies close, let those little moments, like snot and double fisted eating, get burned into your memories...........before you know it they will graduate and head off to college or off to work and a wife... It truly feels like it all happened in a blink of an eye.
Maybe it's time to have some more Rugrats. Maybe that would ease the pain I have in my heart. Fill it with the