Thursday, August 28, 2014

A Day in the Life of Michelle Wermuth

August 15:

This was an incredibly difficult day of for me. It actually started at the beginning of this year. I have three sons: a 21 year old, 18 and 13 year old. This "day of" is about my 18 year old, Michael. Michael had a busy year which started with him earning his Eagle Scout, the highest achievement in the Boy Scout organization. He was chosen as squad leader for the trumpets in his marching band. He graduated high school and was accepted into the Music Education program at the University of The Cumberlands, three hours from home. Michael is the first of our boys to go away for college. So to say that I was emotional was an understatement. Editing these images brought tears to my eyes and he has only been gone 3 days.

 Michael in whom I am so proud!

 Two of Michael's best friends came over to say good bye. This is the three musketeers! These boys spent so much time at my home, I consider them my sons as well.

 The loaded down truck. Incredible the amount of stuff!

 Waffle House for lunch!

Arriving! The campus of University of The Cumberlands is absolutely beautiful! It is located in the hills of Kentucky about 10 miles from Tennessee.

Bittersweet. The bridge to admissions. 

 The campus of UC

 The dorm building. This is one of three men's dorms. The girls are across the street.

Michael at his desk waiting for us to leave after moving him in. Up until this point I had been doing just fine! Then we walked outside to leave. I lost it as he hugged me goodbye. 

The long drive home without him.

It is strange when you leave your child at college. On one hand I am so proud of him for following his dreams. On the other hand I want him to be next to me! He gives such great hugs and I miss them already. You never really imagine this time when you are raising your babies. You always think they will be small and cute, but then before you know it they are moving on and growing up before your very eyes.

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  1. Michelle, this is so beautiful! (I don't even have kids yet and this made me cry thinking about sending them off to college!!) Thank you for sharing your day in the life!!

  2. This makes me want to cry again! I was showing a friend the pictures the other day and we both started crying. I am just an emotional blob right now.

  3. Love this Michelle, I will be doing the same thing early Monday Morning with my youngest of 2 going off to Plymouth State, our house will feel so empty :( but again, our job is to encourage the positive steps in the right direction and be proud, just a little bittersweet, ok so alot bittersweet. Wish we lived close so we could cry in our coffee together!!


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