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Thursday, August 28, 2008

Phone Home, My Little College Girl

I do not want to think about my daughter being off at college and the fact that she is not calling me. Instead, I am spending time with my niece who lives just a few hours from the college. She is trying to teach me to type using some crazy song that her computer teacher taught her at school, but it's not really working tonight.


I cannot find the words to describe how I feel about dropping off Laura at Dickinson College. The school had an amazing system using student volunteers to get all the items from your car to the dorm rooms, which helped a great deal. I did not carry one box up to her adorable little dorm room. Then the President of the school spoke and I remembered the reason why we selected this college in the first place and was inspired by his words and advise he and his staff were giving the parents. Finally, the goodbye reception was nice and the weather could not have been better. Still, we had to say our goodbyes and give one last hug before we hopped in our car and headed back to stay a few days at my sister's home. Of course, I am putting off returning to my empty nest home in Scottsdale for as long as I can.

I think the calls home are going to be sporadic at first so I am preparing myself and hoping that in the future she will enjoy her phone calls home as much as we will enjoy receiving them.

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5 Comments:

Blogger Amy said...

Beth,

My son popped in for a few hours (he got a ride with a fellow student)) and brought me a bag of dirty clothes, grabbed a sack full of snacks, and ate dinner with me. Then he left. Oh, and in the middle of his visit, he went to the beach for a few hours. I'm feeling used! :)

Let's both hang in there. This, too, shall pass!

September 1, 2008 at 8:49 AM  
Blogger Christine said...

Beth-
I thought leaving my daughter the second year would be a piece of cake, not so! Those goodbyes are still difficult. Especially when she won't be home unitl Thanksgiving.

September 8, 2008 at 4:50 PM  
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September 24, 2008 at 3:13 PM  
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September 26, 2008 at 9:52 AM  
Blogger June said...

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September 30, 2008 at 11:47 AM  

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