"Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies" Mother Teresa of Calcutta
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
WIth Mixed Emotions...
My son leaves today for a new job. His house is sub-leased and all his stuff is packed up. He's ready to "Get outta Dodge" (well in this case San Luis Obispo) I am very proud of him as this is quite an career achievement. He is a computer engineer and will be working with several other top engineers on an inventive programing concept.
While I am excited for him in many ways ... I still will miss him greatly. He will be moving 250 miles away to San Francisco. Gone will be our lunch dates and playing a completive game of cribbage with Jim. I won't hear his laughter as they battle one strategy against each another. And I will miss his approach to life, taking each day as it comes.
Yes, I can visit him up in the city but will it be the same? Will it be as carefree and relaxing as sitting having lunch with him at High Street Deli? He has lived in lots of different places and adjusted very well and I will be fine. I just feel torn between so much happiness for him and a loss from his having lived in the same town for five years.
I know that I am being self-indulgent right now. He IS a grown man, making HIS way through HIS life. It's just that time has gone by so fast and I just want to slow it down...