Here's what he wrote:
"On the assumption that you shipped off Jacob, never to be seen again, how does it feel to get rid of another kid?"
Awful. It feels awful.
I know I'm supposed to be thrilled that they've chosen to spend the next two years of their lives serving others, but the idea of my children leaving home has hit me harder than I expected. I've really grown to love them so much. And I'm SURE you know people who rarely go back to visit their parents or family after leaving home, and I'm worried they won't come back to visit! :(
My daughter assures me that they will all come back to visit.
I hope so.
My daughter also told me (as she was giving me a hug) that I should be pleased that they're capable of leaving and going out to do good in the world.
But I'm still a little sad today. So here are some pictures:
|Mitchell is on the right (with the dark tie). - This was his first baptism.|
|Mitchell sent me a picture to show me that he's trying to eat healthy. :) I told him to add some vegetables and spinach.|
|Jacob with some friends from college. Jacob is the one with the pink tie.|
|Jacob - always happy.|
|Katie with her Prom date.|
|Katie and her Prom date.|