Wednesday, August 21, 2013

For Nick on Move-In Day

We move our son into his college dorm this afternoon, so here are some fitting words from Theodor Geisel, otherwise known as Dr. Seuss:

“Congratulations!
Today is your day.
You're off to Great Places!
You're off and away! 
You have brains in your head.
You have feet in your shoes.
You can steer yourself any direction you choose.
You’re on your own and you know what you know.
And YOU are the guy who’ll decide where to go.”

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8 comments:

Laure Ferlita said...

Go, Nick!! Congrats on the big move to UT. Get out there and take the world by storm!

And a hug to mom and dad as you watch your nestling fledge—bittersweet thoughts, no doubt.

Kathy A. Johnson said...

Thanks, Laure! Yes, today will definitely be a bittersweet day. I can't believe it's here already.

Cheryl Gebhart said...

I hope the move went well and that you're recovering from it by now! I know it's hard - I remember moving our son to Missouri many years ago. But it will get better - believe me!

Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy said...

Oh, I love this. What a big step. Enjoy yourself, Nick!

We have 2 grand-kids beginning college for the first time this weekend. Plus one who is already in college and one who is starting beauty school. What an exciting time for all.

Enjoy your weekend, Kathy.

Hugs,

Kathy M.

Kathy A. Johnson said...

Cheryl--This is one of those experiences I thought I was ready for--and I was not! We're doing fairly well emotionally, but it is certainly different. Will take some getting used to. I'm glad my son is only about 45 minutes away. He can come home if he wants to--though I really don't think he wants to right away. He's loving his independence too much.

Kathy A. Johnson said...

Kathy--You're an expert at this life transition stuff! Nick is so excited--he is loving his independence. My husband and I will have to get used to having him gone.

Mary said...

Loved the blog!!! Think of you and Larry.... :)

Love,
Mary Lynn

Kathy A. Johnson said...

Thanks, Mary Lynn!