Thursday, July 29, 2010

Taking Mary to College

So in less than two hours, we take off for Oregon to take Mary to college. It's almost surreal. This date has been on the calendar for so long and now it is finally here. The car is loaded to the brim. We are all ready and anxious for the trip, but I think it is going to be a tougher trip than we all imagined, especially emotionally! If you've seen the new Toy Story 3, you know what I mean. It's so exciting, but at the same time, we are going to miss her so very much. Mary is a wonderful daughter, full of smiles and laughter. SHe is so motivated and ambitious. We are proud of her decision to continue her education--you can't make a better investment in your future than higher education. And we are so thrilled that she is able to continue playing volleyball at the college level. That is a tremendous opportunity. I started thinking this afternoon what her life is going to be like once we drive away. I remember my own college days and the mixed emotions I felt. I know it is going to be a little scarey and a little nerve-warcking and very emotional! But we couldn't be more porud of Mary and all this trip represents.


Anna said...

Yay! I can't believe you have a college student and that I am only a few years away from that! I hope you made it back safe and I am sure Mary is having a blast!

Allen Family said...

She is--I have a few pics I'll post asap. Crazier, though, is that the last sibling isn't born yet and grandbaby #2 is on it's way, too. Oh boy!