A New Semester Begins

Winter break is over, and my son went back to campus today. It’s also his 21st birthday! So he’s out of that gray area between 17 and 21, when he was an adult for some things and not others. It shouldn’t be that hard to believe. He’s 6-foot-3 and wears a size 15 shoe. But it feels like 21 years have gone by so fast! I know, highly original. What parent doesn’t wonder where the years went?

We celebrated his birthday over the weekend, since we knew he’d be traveling today. And now, he and his dad are driving down to school. Normally, I would have gone, too. But we realized we couldn’t fit all three of us in the car, along with his piano, his violin, his clean laundry, and all of his other assorted belongings. So Bob is driving him down, and I’m at home, thinking of just how quiet the house is.

As a baby, and celebrating his 21st birthday this weekend.

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