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.
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.