I started feeling pretty melancholy at the idea of not seeing him for awhile and with the knowledge that this is now "home" to him. The scenery is gorgeous and I can see why he loves it so but it seems odd, him creating a new life that we sit only on the periphery. To many I guess it's seems normal but me and all but one of my sibs stayed very closely connected to our mother. Home was always near her.
As the ache in my heart tightened I remembered the past two days, the four special women that have built a relationship with my son. Two of them expressed the desire to adopt should I feel the need to abdicate my parental role. They sang his praises, appreciating him for the same things that I have missed in his absence. The engaging conversations, the desire to use his passions in computers and learning to make their working lives easier and the commitment to accomplish his tasks and then some. I met some interesting professors and saw some excellent senior capstone presentations. Scott and his Caitie brought me along to support their friend as they presented their presentations too. A nice lunch with the partner-in-laws and some fun conversation over a number of meals. I also had my nails done by a sweet gal who share her life story and, to be honest, even with her broken English and my broken hearing, we both had tears in our eyes as I left. All in all a pretty good trip.
I had a melt down that I am not proud of but I made my amends as best I could and I am on my feet heading in for some sightseeing before I head for the airport with an improved attitude and a grateful but very tired Heart ❤️