One of my happiest days are the days that our son Karl comes home from Texas….one of my saddest and the days he leaves.
Try as I might I always turn into a bit of a blubbering mess when he goes.
He is very adamant when he leaves that “Iowa is home and Texas is just temporary”. I so hope that is true.
I’m sure many of you understand that it’s so tough to be in this situation….here’s the long list of things I tell myself.
-He’s an adult and has to do what he wants.
-He’s terrible with change and will stay in Texas because it’s easy.
-I wish I had the money to pay off this student loans so he wouldn’t have the higher pay as an excuse to stay there.
-I wish he were in a better position to do what he REALLY wanted to do which isn’t teaching.
-I hope he has patience enough to make it through the school year.
-Please make his car be okay (he got to new one so I worry less now)
-In all your sadness remember to TELL HIM YOU LOVE HIM.
-Kalissa and Kelli will likely have their babies when he’s home next.
-Carver, Scotty and Lucy grow so fast. There’s so much to miss….Like this….
The biggest one…I hope they appreciated having him in Texas as much as we appreciate having him home.
Karl’s such a great guy…things click when he’s home. He does my post office runs. He helps clean up the leftovers. He’s the 4th player for playing cards. He is so sweet with Carver. He is a good cook. He’s totally not demanding or “in my hair”. He’s the perfect roommate as long he keeps his door closed and I don’t see his messy bedroom.
So it’s missing him time. I have to wait it out until March. WOW what a busy March it will be…but if all goes well…a VERY happy one. I get to welcome Karl home again and we all get to welcome those two new grand babies!!