Oct. 11, 2016

Standing in Line at ShopKo Today....

So, I ran to ShopKo this morning to pick up bins.  Bins that will hold my son's precious memories, favorite clothing, a few gamer magazines, and mementos from his high school years.  I bought four rather large containers, just for this purpose.  And as I stood in line, waiting to check out, I could feel my eyes start to well up with tears.  He will be leaving in just 6 short weeks for the military and we don't know when he will be home next.  After seeing this boy almost every single day of his life, its going to be a change.  Both of my children are going to be off doing their own thing, as it should be, and I won't see them as often.  So as I stood in line at the store, I could feel myself getting choked up over this.  By the time I got up to the check out, the gal looks at me and asks me if I'm ok.  I just looked at her and said, "I'm just so darn happy that these big stars and bins are on clearance!" :)  I just left it at that.  This is the way things are supposed to be.  We raise them for 18 years, and then pray to God that they have taken even a small bit of knowledge with them that will benefit them.  I just can't believe that everything he loves and wants to save will fit into these bins.  Shoes, tshirts, pictures, etc..... looking forward to seeing the change in him, but will always think of him as my little boy.  And when he's away, I can just open up one of these bins and sit in his room and smile.   It sort of sounds like I bought them for me, doesn't it?  :)