Today is going to be a happy, exciting, and perhaps sad day for our little family as it is the day that we move our older son, Nathan, into his college dorm. In just a few short days, he will begin his college career at Case Western Reserve University here in Cleveland where he plans to major in Physics Engineering (he clearly gets his intelligence from his mother).
I knew it was going to be a bit of an emotionally charged weekend when we pulled onto campus just as Harry Chapin’s Cat’s In The Cradle came on over the radio. I am going to try really hard to keep it together, but I know I am going to be a wreck.
I know it is a cliché, but it seems like only yesterday that I was holding him in the delivery room, feeding him his first bottle as the doctors tended to my wife (it was not an easy delivery–he was just shy of eleven pounds). He has now grown to a healthy 6’5″ (yes, I finally admit that he is taller than I am) and is a fine young man, ready to take on what comes his way. Still, it will be very difficult, at least for me, to “let him go.” Sure, we will see him again in a few months, but….
Good luck, Bubba, we are all so very proud of you.