Tuesday, September 06, 2011
This time, it's different.
When Kelly went off to college last year, I was comforted with the fact that she was only two hours away (compared to her brother being in Tennessee). I was able to take her, help set up her room, do last minute shopping needs, then cry briefly on the way home. It was comforting to have her brother finish school a few weeks later and then move back home.
This year, the house is so, so empty. Glenna has the entire upstairs to herself now that Ty's out on his own. I didn't get to take Kelly and move her back into her dorm. It was rough, to say the least.
On Friday, Himself threw my bags into the car and said, "Go." He set up a hotel room for me and Kelly in her college town and we spent a wonderful weekend together! I was only able to stay one night, but at last I got to see the details of her dorm, smooth the duvet cover, and buy a rug that was just right. We went to dinner and a movie, then watched TV all night.
It was perfect.
Thank you, Darlin'. It was exactly what I needed.