Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Good-byes are hard...really hard.

For brothers:



















For sisters:
















And for dads:

















But moms just can't...



















let...


















go.

13 comments:

Carrie said...

omg that made me cry! I remember saying goodbye to my mom when I went to college and I was only 2 hours away, but it was still so hard.

My boys are 3 and 4 and I can't even fathom having to do that just yet.

Gina said...

Oh sister!! I can't imagine. I don't even know what the heck to say...must go redo makeup now!!

Miranda said...

So, I'm sitting here sobbing. My heart breaking for all of you. Keep in mind all that lies ahead for Sutton.

jubilee said...

My gramma would say that this is a three hankie post. If she knew what a post was.

I sure got all teary eyed.

Elisa said...

Oh, Devin.
Your are my hero.
Your words of wisdom get me through some tough days.
You sent me an email some time back that I carry with me, just to give me strength, (I speak with God and gives me strength too)
But you "sooth" me, my oldest is leaving the nest and going very close, but he is moving in with recently widowed grandma, for his freshman year, not like your baby, but the dynamics and chemistry of our home will change, the other six are fighting for his room.
Again your are awesome, hang in there, and remember what you told me pray like heck for them and let's not stand in their way!

Devin said...

You guys are so great. This was the hardest, best thing I've ever done. It really rips your heart out. I have five more years to gear up for the next one!

Claudia said...

Congratulations, you got through it... Very very touching *sniff*!

What a beautiful post.

Cindy said...

I don't know how you got through it...

Steph said...

There are tears rolling down my face...

Sutton's expression on the last photo is what got to me...

workout mommy said...

I haven't been here in awhile and I've obviously missed a lot! Then I land on this post and now I need tissues! I hope you are doing well.

(I am the youngest of 8 and remember how sad it was each time one of my siblings left for college.)

TiffanyB said...

They won't keep leaving if you stop doing such a good job as a parent!! Then, of course, you will have to beg them to leave. She has so much ahead of her; you've done a great job, Mom!! Give it a few weeks and she will know she still needs you to keep up the good work!

Meritt said...

AHHHH it happened.

You made me cry.

That will be me just about 10 months from now... and I'm already bawling.

Devin said...

Ack! I came back here to read the last few comments on this post and relived it all over again. Crying at 3 in the afternoon freaks my kids out so I must regain my composure...quickly. Thanks again for the support.

Tiffany, you are so kind. Believe it or not that's what I worry about the most: Have I taught her everything she needs to know?

Merritt, I'll be thinking of you. It's one of the hardest things I've done. I'm doing MUCH better now.