For many years I was not a very nostalgic person. But as I grow older I began to miss everything about the past. In the past few months I've found myself really missing my "Boot Mama" my great aunt that raised me. For most of my life I only looked forward to the future and didn't pay too much attention to the past. The way I looked at it, there was nothing I could do about the past and I was too busy to think deeply about the it. Now with one son grown and basically on his own & the second one leaving for college in a week, the past is a happier place for me! Not that I'm not thrilled to see them pursue their dreams and have fun but I miss the simple days. We had a great time for many years and we still have a great time but it's different And it begins when they leave for college.... nothing is ever the same. So knowing that in the back of my mind I get ready to watch another one leave. Every day I think "this is the last time" for this or that. Shad is a VERY strong willed kid believe me we have had our moments! One of my close friends loves to tell me that I met my match and had to go to China to get a kid as stubborn as me LOL She is right! Despite that, I will miss him very much!
Last weekend we had a combo Grad/Going Away to college/Birthday Party for Shad.
We rented out our local theater & surprised him :) We watched Jurassic Park in comfort. the theater is renting out it's smaller rooms. It was great and we want to do it again.