Monday, August 21, 2006

Here we go

Well, last Wednesday, we took Jessica to UT at Chattanooga. It was a bitter sweet event for all of us. And the day didn't transpire the way we thought it would. First, we got a late start, no surprise there. We made it to the college with no problems and got through registration fairly quickly. I had expected to stand in a long line. But then we get to their room. Well, evidently, the summer semester students didn't have to be moved out until Tuesday. What sense did that make?! So, needless to say, their apartment was not ready. Mark, Jessica and Jamie spent two hours in the office to file their complaints and see when some things could get fixed. While they did that, Jamie's mom, aunts and I cleaned the place so we could get their stuff moved in. We went through two containers of Clorox wipes, two rolls of paper towels and almost a whole bottle of cleaner. At least I could feel comfortable leaving her there knowing it was clean. Then we had to get their stuff moved in, everything unpacked and settled. Mark had to get their computers hooked up to the schools network. And we made their first trip to the store. It was exhausting! Then we had to say goodbye. I don't think I need to explain how hard that was and continues to be. But I am proud of her for making this step and I'm anxious to see where her life takes her.

1 comment:

TracieClaiborne said...

I'm just now catching up on your blog. I'm sorry that I'm such a lousy friend I didn't even realize how hard it must have been for you to leave Jessica at college. I should have been keeping up with you better.

I love you! I can't imagine what you must be feeling having her there. I'm here if you ever want to talk. I know she will be a great adult and make you proud. I'm proud of her and she's not even mine!