Yesterday was a busy day. We packed up all Marty’s stuff…his clothes, his books, even his few stuffed animals. Today, we left Cary with Marty and a van full of stuff to get him started on his new adventure. Tomorrow, Marty moves into his dorm room at Lenoir-Rhyne.
I am so thrilled and excited for him. L-R is going to hold so many fabulous adventures for him and I can’t wait to see what the future brings for him. I am so very proud of the strength and determination he has shown this past year. He told me “I’ve missed out on so many things. I refuse to miss out on college.” And, he did it. He not only made it through high school but he did well enough with grades and test scores that he has an academic scholarship. I know I’m repeating myself but I am incredibly proud of him. That said, I am going to miss the hell out of him.
As an 18th birthday/leaving for college present, I made him a t-shirt quilt. The center of the quilt is a nice cream colored cotton and it has messages from every friend and family member that was at his birthday party back in February. It is surrounded by the backs and fronts of t-shirt from the important events through high school. I hope whenever he sees his quilt, he knows how much we all love him.