"When you look at your life, the greatest happinesses are family happinesses." ~Joyce Brothers.
This blog started out to be a way of reporting on Tom's mission adventure. I soon realized that there's just a lot going on in life that I don't want to forget about. Our lives are busy, happy and full and I hope to capture some of the excitement in this blog.
Sunday, August 26, 2012
David at his new desk.
David and his new bed.
On Wednesday, August 22nd, Dave and I moved our youngest child into his college dorm room at UVU. All I kept thinking was where did the time go? That morning, I remembered David's first day of first grade at Twin Peaks. David had always been very social and had never had any qualms about going to school. I guess first grade was a little more stressful for him because I got a call from the school office saying he wasn't feeling well and I needed to come pick him up. I was shocked! When I picked him up, I asked him if he wanted to go get some lunch and talk about what didn't feel good. We went to Apple Spice Junction and he told me he just didn't feel good and didn't want to go back. We talked about nerves and how unfamiliar places can make you nervous and just not feel good. After having lunch, David decided he felt good enough to go back to school! David had a few more days like that and he would go and sit in class with Emilee until he felt OK. But, after first grade, he never had any reservations about school again!
So, having him move away from home and be out on his own seemed like a huge step. David couldn't have been more excited about it! He has great roommates and they have been going to the gym and going to the pool together and just having a blast the past few days. He came home on Saturday and told us that he loves college! We'll see what he says after classes start on Monday, which is real college.
David has come miles and miles from that first day of first grade. He is a wonderfully independent, responsible, hard working young man. He never ceases to make us proud of him! I am sure this year of college will bring lots of new friends and experiences to him and will help prepare him for the rest of his life. I wish Em and Tom would have had this experience and I guess Tom still can, once he comes home. It's going to be a fun adventure and, as usual, I am so glad we can be along for the ride!