Thursday, May 20, 2010

You're Coming Home

Country roads, take me home, to the place, I belong.........
The college DD has finished her freshman year and is home for the summer :D.
We left yesterday to pick up the second load of "stuff." The vehicle was packed to the brim. I think she took everything but my kitchen sink and it's piled on the deck and kitchen floor waiting to be stored until next year.

Chester survived his 3 week ordeal on the 8th floor of her sunless dorm room. We were greeted by the DD's friends holding onto Chester refusing to let him go. Seems he made quite a hit with the dorm and will be sadly missed.
He will be officially planted tomorrow.

DD loves Flamingos. I have no idea why but she does (I think because they're pink ;). Anyway this was in the spring study package that we sent to her. She and her roommate inflated him and hung him from the ceiling pipe as a little reminder of their final countdown.

She's come a long way from the homesick kid that we dropped off last August to a well adjusted young woman. Thanksgiving, Christmas and Spring break came and left in a flurry.
It's hard to imagine just 3 + short months ago her school was closed for a week due to the massive snowstorm/blizzard. Where does the time go?

Dear DD,
You left the freshman year with top grades and you should be proud of yourself. (Your dad is so proud, he could bust a few buttons ;). Secretly, we knew you would do your very best and you did.
Keep true to yourself and you'll go a long way.
You're home girl, so go ahead......Dance in the Rain.


Grace said...

what a truly sweet post

Channon said...

So when are we doing lunch?! How far is she willing to drive so that your bad-back friend can meet her?!

Anita said...

Yay! I'm glad she is home for the summer. :)
Tell her I said congrats on a successful Freshman year.

gaylen said...

What a lovely post. I'm so glad you have her home again. :) g

Bubblesknits said...

::sniffle:: What a great post. I think you were intentionally making me reach for the kleenex, though. ;)