Dad helping out
Looking toward the future!
turned out to be a really nice time! Except for the 100 degree heat, of course, but there was lots of iced down water bottles and help available at the dorms as we unloaded. Nice touch, OC! I was a little nervous about moving my son into a college that is 2 miles from our house. I know many of you are thinking, "what's the point?" if you live that close, but my husband and I both feel that living in the dorm is part of the college experience (along with my Dad who taught at the college level for 35 years). Anyway, when we took my daughter to college 6 hours away from home, she truly NEEDED the help and support. But my son, well, probably not so much. I told him I wanted to do a little cleaning and make his bed, then we made a list of items to buy. We got to meet his roommate and the parents from Nashville. Thankfully many of his friends' parents were doing the same thing, so we got no objections as we took him out for lunch, then shopped at Target, Lowe's and Bed,Bath,and Beyond for room stuff. (I probably don't have to tell you that doing this for a boy is much different than dorm room planning/shopping with a girl!) About $100 later, we made one last trip up to the room that I will probably never see again. We prayed a prayer of blessing for him and we were finished. Wasn't quite so hard as when we took our daughter 2 years ago. Maybe because I've done this before. Maybe because he's only 2 miles away. I don't know, but I thank the Lord for today and pray blessings for his future!