Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Gabriel


~Well, we took Gabriel off to the Art Institute of Washington this past Tuesday. It is here in Virginia, not Washington state. The school is located in the D.C. area of Arlington, Va., which is about two & half hours from here. (Richmond)
Lucky for us, my husband was raised in Alexandria and the school is only 9 miles from his mothers home. So, we left Tuesday evening, stayed there & got up & took Gabriel to his "housing orientation". The car was all packed with his stuff.
After orientation, they gave him his apartment keys, they don't have dorms, so they house their students in these very nice apartment buildings. I am not kidding, fancy, fancy.Pool & gym.
They are given Metro Passes, to get to & from the school.
So, we made it to his "new digs" & unloaded the car. This is where we took these pictures.
I thought I did pretty well. I didn't cry, I had done plenty of that over the last 2 weeks or so. Not, big "boo hoos", just little moments of getting teary.
Then over the next two days, man, me emotions were all over the place! Mostly happy & proud, but there was also a "feeling lost" feeling. That I really can't describe.
So, by Saturday, I flat out "crashed" and realized, I just needed to sleep. And, sleep I did. And, when I was not sleeping, I read. Hannah has been reading the "Anne of Green Gables" books.
So, I had joined her. She is already done with the 4th book and over the weekend I was able to finish the first & get half way threw the second book.
Yesterday, I woke up & felt soooo much better!
Now, I can move on to my next project.
I am sure, that all the moms out there will totally understand what I was feeling, this past week.
WOW !
ooo~amy~

7 comments:

Georgina said...

Yup, been there, done that.

bunkodeb/Sweet tea said...

I too, have done that, so Yes, I know the mixed emotions that you're feeling. But next comes the BIG feelings of how proud he will make you. You'll be so impressed that he has actually learned so much of what you have been trying to teach him. He was listening, even when you were sure he wasn't. Congrat's to your semi-grown up Son. You're doin' good Mama!!

Amy Sullivan said...

~Thank you darling lady's~Georgia & Sweet Tea~
I knew you would hear it "loud & clear".
Even if I could not really describe it.
Now, I believe, I can think again.
ooo~amy

Amy Sullivan said...

~Thank you darling lady's~Georgia & Sweet Tea~
I knew you would hear it "loud & clear".
Even if I could not really describe it.
Now, I believe, I can think again.
ooo~amy

Cris said...

Oh how exciting! Sounds like a wonderful school! I have a daughter who is also an art student. I love looking through her portfolio.

Susan said...

Glad you made it through what must have been an emotional day. You will all grow from this new stage in his life. Enjoy and spread your own wings while he tests his. Take care, Susan.

Amy Sullivan said...

Thank you Susan~
:)
I am much better, now.
He is doing great.
It is all very exciting.
and your right, I have lots to keep me busy.
ooo
amy