Saturday, 19 September 2009
One gone one more to go
So No 1 son has left to go back to Uni in Bangor North Wales with an over night stop with a pal in Liverpool. Tom is on the left. This is his final year. No 2 son James is on the right and leaves tomorrow morning. We spent yesterday getting up to date with washing and mending and a little bit of chatting. James as you know is starting a degree at Brunel University studying music. Tom is studying Psychology. Its going to be a very quiet house without them especially James as he practices on average 6 hours a day of electric, acoustic guitar and piano.
So I dont brood today I am going to my local craft shop for a crop. Ive no scrapbooking projects at the moment so will be concentrating on getting some cards made - OH has asked me to make 2 get well ones and I have still 70 placecards to make for a colleagues wedding and a guest book. So plenty to keep me busy. Im going with my bessie Pal Elaine, her daughter is also going off to Uni so she will have no kids at home at all - hope we dont sob on each others shoulders all day!
Isn't it strange that we get so emotional about them doing the very thing we have been helping them achieve all their lives - independance. We have spent the last 20 years encouraging them, teaching them, guiding them to be strong, independant and happy adults and now we have done that job we feel sad that they are off to do the next stage of their learning. Wish I could feel happy about it or rather hold the happy thought longer than the feeling of emptiness. Maybe that will come with time.
So from a thoughtful Janet hope your weekend is packed with fun and laughter or if you are having the same sort of weekend as me that you can hold on to the happiness of a job well done as your Child goes off to Uni.