Since Kevin was little we thought that Christendom College would be a good fit for him but did not push at all, or even suggest. A few years ago, as we began researching colleges together, Kevin came to the conclusion on his own that Christendom was for him. All these years we hoped for that and worked hard to make it happen.
Now he is a Christendom student. We know it is an excellent school and he will be well there. It is what we wanted. We had no idea how much it would hurt to let the first go. We did not expect it to affect the other children so strongly either.
I had hoped we would all go to drive him, but as it worked out, Kevin Sr. and Alex moved him down there. It's probably better that I did not go. They would have had to pry my fingers off the door frame. "It's time to cut the cord, Mrs. Galbraith, he'll be fine." "Run Kevin, we'll hold her!"
Kevin told me his stuff might have fit in his small dorm space if I hadn't packed so much microwavable food for him. "I think it would have fit if it wasn't for the case of oatmeal Mom." You never know... he might get hungry.
At least I didn't pack the toilet paper. He assured me that they did not make the students go gather leaves from the woods. They have toilet paper.
The admissions director personally assured me they would take good care of him. Kevin is a pretty low maintenance person. He'll be fine. His mother, on the other hand, may recover in time for the next child to leave home.