Hello Everyone,

Saturday was a bittersweet day for me.  My youngest child, my son, left home for college in AZ.  I am sooo proud of him.  He graduated High School early in January and is starting college this month!

He and his friend spent several days packing a rental truck to take his belongings and some of ours on the trek.

My husband and son are spending several days crossing the country and having a great time doing so, a true adventure.

I love my son so much and although I am grateful that he is doing so well and ready to begin a new chapter in his life, I truly will miss him coming through that door everyday.

And just like that he is gone.... 

I have had several status updates and they are having a great time on the way out.  At least I know that when he gets there he will be with family.

Not sure I am ready for the empty nest syndrome.  Although my daughter comes home for spring break on Friday, so I don't think I am "officially" an empty nester yet.

Until Next Time...
Jackie Kunkel
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Jackie Kunkel

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