So many moms are experiencing a new normal this month. For me, it happened yesterday. We moved our youngest child off to college. His college is about 3 1/2 hours from home. My daughters already attend college, however they both go to a college that’s only 30 minutes from home. This is my first real experience with having my child live in another state. Yes, I’m completely excited for him as he embarks on the next chapter of his life. However, it may take a little while for me to adjust to this new normal. I thought I’d share just a few pictures from my experience with you.
My husband had to leave the first night after moving everything into the apartment. The girls and I stayed for a few hours the next day. My kids are really close. The girls are protective over their baby brother. We had lunch at the golf course before heading out. After a happy goodbye in the parking lot the girls and I started our journey home. About five minutes into the silent drive the tears fell from all three of us. I think we all needed to get it out of our systems.
We found our new favorite stop about halfway between my son’s college and home. It’s a little hole-in-the-wall pie shop somewhere near Ardmore, Oklahoma. I can’t say I’d ever eaten a fried pie before this day. It turned out to be one of the best desserts I’ve ever eaten. I know that I’ll be stopping there on every trip from now on. I now have another new normal!