Wow...Thirteen years can sneak up on you. I never believed it when parents of older kids told me that it would go by quickly. Now I believe it.
We had a pretty good college move-in day. Because he's an athlete we were given an early move in day. Those kids arrive early for their various "camps". So no crowds, no fuss. It was kind of a drawback too, because it was difficult to leave John behind in a mostly empty dorm. It just seemed so lonely and he seemed so...young. But the rest of the freshmen move in on Saturday, and then upperclassmen on Tuesday, so the place will be bustling in a very short time.
I'll resist the urge to get sentimental, because I'll get all blubbery. Instead I'll show you a couple of pictures. I'm very proud of these kids.