This coming Monday morning at 6:00am, we are taking our oldest child to college. With fewer than forty-eight hours to go, I am sitting in the silence of our house at 6:30 on Saturday morning. All four of our children are sleeping snug in their beds, all under one roof; an era drawing quickly to a close.
As the first day of college has crept up, I have been asked things like:
- “How are you going to handle it?”
- “Are you ready for this?”
- “Do you think you’ll cry?”
- “How hard is it going to be to drive away from your baby?”
My response to these questions has been little more than a shrug, not because I am a callous, uncaring father… just the opposite in fact. […]