Tag Archives: Winnie the Pooh

Pooh Skypes

Check out the lower left corner!

Check out the lower left corner!

Look who decided to Skype my younger son the other evening.

This is our big Pooh Beanie Ball.

This is our big Pooh Beanie Ballz.

That silly, old bear—Winnie the Pooh! It made me laugh.

The kid? Not so much. Methinks he doesn’t miss my clever sense of humor.

Fortunately, I can continue to torture him with it online!

The Final Day, Take 2

Lots of stuff is waiting to be packed.

Lots of stuff is waiting to be packed.

What happened to our summer vacation? It seems like the days were filled with steel, naturally and hopelessly drawn to a magnetic date I had circled on the calendar back in early June.

That date? August 24th. Or, more specifically, when we would move my younger son to his Sam Houston State dorm, Sam Houston Village.

Which is tomorrow.

The kid lasers in a putt during last Tuesday's Southwest Handicap Mini.

The kid lasers in a putt during last Tuesday’s Southwest Handicap Mini.

Three years ago, I faced this final day before my older son left for UTSA. And now it’s his little brother’s turn. Once again it’s bittersweet: Sweet, because I’m happy and thankful that my son has a wonderful college opportunity. Bitter, because, like with his big bro, I’ll miss him so much.

The kid channels his inner ghost while waiting for his eye checkup.

The kid channels his inner ghost while waiting for his eye checkup.

And to add to this mixed bag of feelings is the fact that this is my baby who is flying away from the nest. He’s always been so close to the Mister and I. I always can count on him to distract me from my work with terrific talks about anything and everything (well, except for his love life, he told me), spontaneous outings, and “Scrubs” marathons on Netflix.

How I will miss his smile, his twinkly green eyes, and his ready laugh! I’m sure I’ll feel lost and alone at times.

As I wrote three years ago, no one can sum up how a dedicated and devoted mom feels when her kids leave home like that silly, old bear, Winnie the Pooh:

This says it all!

This says it all!

Yes, my beloved baby boy, I will always be with you in your heart, as you always will be in mine. I would write more . . . but I suddenly can’t see the iMac monitor through my tears once again.

The Final Day

My #1 son and his beautiful blue eyes

Tomorrow we’re driving my #1 son to his new life in San Antonio. College looms in the form of the University of Texas branch there. Today I hope to savor the 18 and a half years I’ve shared with my son amid the flurry of packing and trying not to forget anything important (UTSA is three hours away).

#1 in his role as the Honorable M.D. Dr. Judge (glad I have his videos to watch)

Yesterday my sister-in-law Fran asked if I was in that “I can’t wait ’til you leave, please don’t go” stage with her nephew. Quite honestly? Not at all! I’ve never been anxious to have him leave, so this is such a bittersweet moment. I’m thrilled and excited for him as he starts his adult journey, but I’m sad for myself because I’ll miss him so much.

My New York Yankees fan

What am I really feeling as I think about #1 being away at college? I believe that Winnie the Pooh said it best:

“If ever there is tomorrow when we’re not together . . . there is something you must always remember. You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think. But the most important thing is, even if we’re apart . . . I’ll always be with you.”

My beloved #1 son, you always will be in my heart. I would write more . . . but I suddenly can’t see the iMac monitor through my tears.