The day finally arrived. TAKING MORGAN TO LOGAN for COLLEGE.
Morgan was SO ready to go, and we were excited to have her go. Both because we knew how much fun she would have at college, and because teenagers do that to their parents (otherwise we wouldn't want them to leave). We loaded up the car, and headed north.
We moved her stuff in, got her bed set up, and while she was moving in the last of the boxes, I unrolled my "surprise" for her. I had made her a vinyl sign and a little skull to go on her boring concrete block wall. She was very surprised, and LOVED it. Helping her set up her room made me recall doing the same 20 years ago. SCARY.
It's amazing to me how much things change... forever. As I was getting in the car to pull away Morgan was standing at her dorm door, and I had to take a picture of her. It was then I realized things never really go back to the way they were. She now has gone from a RESIDENT of our home, to a visitor. WOW. Just when I thought I was ready for this, it happens, and I'm driving away bawling like a baby. I gave her a big hug before I left, and told her I already missed her. At 10 minutes before midnight after I got home, I got a text message from her on my phone that said I MISS YOU. That is what makes being a mom all worth it.