Monday, October 10, 2011
As the seasons change, so do our lives. Like the tadpoles in the pond, change is inevitable and constant. And while some changes are subtle, there are some that are more pronounced.Em and I are headed off to a college tour today. Sigh. I guess change is upon us once again as Em starts wrapping up her high school years. This is a big change for all of us--especially for Joe and I as we start facing an empty nest.
It's funny how I have always loved fall--it is my favorite season. But I have mixed feelings about the autumn of our lives. On one hand, I love that the kids are nearly grown and starting to live independent lives, but I think I'm really going to miss all the fun and excitement around here. Every so often we get a little glimpse of those leaves changing and we talk about what we'll do when both kids are at college. And while plans are great--reality may be a whole different thing. Sometimes it makes me sad.
So, off we go to two different campuses today--both of us excited to see if either of these schools will be her new home. I don't think it is much of a reality for Em yet that she'll be going to college soon, so this ought to be interesting. I'm expecting some jittery moments as we first step on campus--and a few battles. This is one of those big changes--for all of us.