Monday, August 25, 2008

First Day of School & Off to BYU...



Like I said in an earlier post, This has been a crazy month for us!! Today was Cameron & Shelby's first day back to school. Cameron as a Junior at Branham and Shelby as a 6th grader at Price Middle School. I can't believe she is in middle school!! I think that she was more excited than nervous about starting school this year. Cameron wasn't nervous or excited about school starting. I think he is just feeling a little lonely not having Samuel at the same school this year.

As for Samuel, he and James left this morning for Utah. I am an emotional wreck. I started crying last week in anticipation for this day, and at church yesterday when the Bishop recognized him for his Duty to God Award I started crying again. When I hugged him goodbye this morning the tears just flowed yet again. I am going to be terrible when he leaves on his mission.

Even though I cry I am very excited for Samuel. I know that he is going to have a great time at BYU!! He is my first born, I can't help feeling over emotional about him leaving home. We love you Samuel, Have a Great Time at BYU!!!

5 comments:

Hartley Family said...

I'm crying for you and with you. How exciting! Congrats on raising such a great young man! Stay strong. It's our job to help them leave right?

Eugene said...

Man, and I'm crying about my youngest heading off to kindergarten!
I'll be an emotional wreck when Chloe heads off to college in a few years!
I know you guys are so proud of your boy, what a great kid he is.

:)

DebLawson said...

That was Debbie, not Gene!

Stacey said...

Oh, man. What a bitter-sweet day! I have no idea how I'll handle that when it's my turn. Crying for a week straight seems like a likely scenario. Congrats to Samuel! He's going to love it there.

Diana said...

Just wait till he heads off on his mission. (actually, sending them off to college first helps and then when they leave on a mission, everyone asks why you aren't crying and what's wrong with you.) ha ha Check out Jeremy's blog-
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