They grow up so fast
Thursday September 26th 2013, 11:39 pm
Filed under: Family,Life

(Hudson and his Grampa, who was running on four hours’ sleep at the time, were both taking naps when I pulled out the camera for these.)

I just helped Michelle load her car up.

Grad school was the only time she had to take on student loans. We know how lucky that is. Thank you BYU for undergrad tuition that was about $3500 a year. I am not missing a zero. Running and checking–it’s $4850/year now, $9700 if you’re not Mormon. Basically, if you get in you’re on partial scholarship.

A Master’s at the University of Michigan as an out of state-er was a whole different story.

Living at home for the first year of work helped her pay most of that off.

It feels like sending a kid off to college all over again: she’s moving out, she’s moving to a new stage of life, it won’t ever be the same, we can’t really go back. Well actually, now we know we can if she or a sibling needs it.

But we really really enjoyed having her here this past year. She’s only a town away and I’m trying not to go through withdrawal too hard for the first night.

Her parting words, reminding me of an Indian dish she had planned: “Oh I’ll be back tomorrow night to cook that for you.”

It’s all good.

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ah yes, the bittersweet feeling — letting them go, but knowing you did a good job — we give our kids roots so they can grow wings!

Comment by bev 09.27.13 @ 8:22 am

Oh, Bev got that right!
As I was reading about Michelle moving out, I was thinking, “Who’s gonna help cook?” And then I got to the end. Good news story all around.
Oh, and those two sleeping beauties!

Comment by Donald Meyer 09.27.13 @ 8:47 am

Empty nesters again?

Comment by Channon 09.27.13 @ 9:15 am

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