'I'm OK. Really I am. We're holding up just fine.'
I've been asked numerous times these past few days, “Are you OK? How are you holding up?” Everyone had warned me dropping my child off at college would be one of the hardest things I'd ever do as a parent. I'm not going to lie — the ride home was a bit quiet. Coming back into the house without him was rough, too. To me, it felt like he'd already been gone for days. Thinking back, that entire first weekend with him not at home was almost surreal. I knew he wasn't coming home anytime soon, but, yet, I was still kind of waiting for that text, saying “On my way.”
Aug 29, 2016 at 7:30 PM