Sunday, August 19, 2012

I say goodbye you say hello

all this is gone...
one pickup bed full
 room for a body in the back seat

5 am start in the pouring rain
4 hours later the rain stopped
 long enough for us to carry
 all this up to the fourth floor

I was told there would be Lacrosse players helping 
or maybe football players....
young strong men....
maybe at the other dorms
we had these two helpers 
or something like these two that pointed the way...

It was tiring 
It was muggy
It was stressful

Her room was twice as small as I remembered
The closest was no Narnia closet like Katelyn packed for...
She had plans to rearrange the furniture...
(insert laugh)
That wasn't happening
But we did get there before her roommate
  basically set up all the important stuff before heading to lunch
  giving them the space to set up her side of room.

Finished a few errands 
room not quite done but it's
time for parents to leave....
(insert tears)


It was a exhausting day for us all
after we were gone they kept the kids busy
every hour booked with activities

The next morning we made the drive up this beautiful drive to say a quick goodbye

(insert tears)


25 comments:

Ina in Alaska said...

Awwww......

Loved the view of Katelyn's room... Cozy for sure. Good luck to Katelyn & her roommate (& Katelyn's mom & dad)

xxoo

Joyce said...

Katelyn's room looks nice. I hope she found a spot for all of her things. Did you get to meet the roomie and her parents? A beautiful drive among the trees. How are you doing? When will you see her next? Hugs....

preppyplayer said...

Her room looks great! You really got a lot done. And, I would like one of the photos from the previous post, stunning!

Unknown Mami said...

Son of a gun! Big hugs. You done good, Mama.

Tracy said...

Boy that is a small room. Hope they get along.

My daughter would love all that Vera Bradley stuff.

It gets better, I promise. The second year is easier.

Leslie said...

Awww Kathy ~ I've been thinking about you!! She's going to have a great experience. : )

Lisa said...

If only we could turn back time... but since we can't, just be glad that dreaded day is over! Her room looks so cozy. Are those hardwood floors?

I know you are filled with so many mixed emotions.

Lisa said...

If only we could turn back time... but since we can't, just be glad that dreaded day is over! Her room looks so cozy. Are those hardwood floors?

I know you are filled with so many mixed emotions.

Cathee said...

I am seriously ceying for you. I can only imagine the joy and grief, happiness and sadness. I hope your week goes well...

likeschocolate said...

Boo hoo!

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

I feel your pain. Between my 2 kids I moved them in or out of school 16 times. It does get easier but it's always a bit sad. Such is life. You have done your job well and she will be fine. Trust in that.

TARYTERRE said...

The room looks good. surprised all that stuff fit inside. LOL Just kidding. When my oldest went away she took everything but the kitchen sink. TEARS, indeed. It is heartbreaking to say goodbye. Hang in there. You will get through this transition.

Sonya said...

Big hugs for you! I know this is an exciting time for Katelyn and how hard it is on the rest of us when we deal with the kids leaving the home..although I am not there yet I can still feel the panic rise as I teach them as much as I can over the next few years..

Love her room and look forward to the updates on how she is coping with college life and how you are doing throughout all of this :)

kks said...

sad time for momma, exciting time for daughter! cool room.....hang in there mom!
xoxo

lisaroyhandbags said...

Ahhh... sending you big hugs! That's a tough day.
Those rooms are always so tiny - it really is a test of creative space-planning! I'm sure she'll feel nice and cozy in there. I hope she and her roommate become lifelong friends xo

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Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell said...

Oh sweet friend, I do so feel for you. I know very well how hard that is!!!!! Hugs!

Joanna Jenkins said...

Big sigh, Frau. I can only imagine how hard it was for you to say good-bye, even though you are so proud and excited for Katelyn. I hope he first year of college is glorious.... for all of you.

Nice job on the shoebox, I mean room. Yikes! That redefines the term "cozy".

Hang in there. My sister with three kids at college swears it gets easier!

xo jj

Life with Kaishon said...

I am sitting here at my work desk crying my eyes out. I know she is going to do great and have a wonderful year. I just know it.

bill lisleman said...

" Narnia closet " - I like that. Hope the roommate works out good. That can be a problem. Best wishes

Joyce said...

Hope you're doing well and your girl is settled in and loving life : )

Buckeroomama said...

Awww... glad that I won't have to deal with this for quite a few years yet.

All the best to your sweet girl!

Debby@Just Breathe said...

((HUGS))

Attila the Mom said...

Awwwww. I remember those days. It's so hard to walk away!

Kwana said...

Oh my I'm crying along with you. Stay strong mom and know that you have done a wonderful job. I'm so happy for you and her her and your husband. Wishing her the best year ahead. Lots of love!