Saturday, August 27, 2005


  Here's Kelly,  ready to start her college experience by entering her dorm room for the first time.    She moved in today at Emory University.  She was excited and happy, but also said she felt overwhelmed.  The years ahead of her as a pre-med student will keep her extremely busy as she follows a dream that she's had since she was 8 years old.
It was hard leaving her there when it was time to go.  I held onto her and found myself unable to release her from my arms.  As the tears rolled down my cheeks, I couldn't help but think that it seemed like yesterday that I put her on that first school bus to Kindergarten. 
Yes, I am proud of her and her accomplishments.   I am excited for her in what she is going to experience and learn and I am happy that she is going to the school of her choice.  Now, if I could only stop crying!

Good Luck Kelly ....I love you!  :)


sunflowerkat321 said...

We left Adrienne at University of Pittsburgh early this week. I was hit with the feeling that, my job parentling her is essentially done.  It's so have our baby take this step that we've prepared her for all her life.  I wasn't ready to let her go...but I am SO excited about all that is ahead of her.

I didn't realize we had daughters the same age.  If you need a friend who's going through the same thing...I'm here.

mtrib2 said...

That is a tremendously difficult and all consuming career choice.  Best wishes with her continued success.   mark

deveil said...

Pre-med!  Wish her the best, I bet she's really got strong values you've instilled in her.  Those are the best tears!  Will keep her and all of you in my thoughts and prayerlist.