Friday, August 14, 2009

College Move 2009

The big day happened yesterday. We moved our oldest into his college dorm. This has been a deeply emotional journey. I find I am spending alot of time on my knees in prayer. I have also found that I have truly experienced that "peace that surpasses all understanding" that God promises us. I have cried in prayer, I have poured out my heart in prayer, and God has been faithful to hear and answer each time. When we came to move in day, I was sad, but I also had a joy for this time in my son's life. I also knew that he is in God's hands. I don't know what path God has for him, but I do know that God will be there every step of the way, and that is very reassuring! We were so thankful for the beautiful day yesterday! We packed everything up and headed to Atlanta!
We had twenty minutes to unload our stuff, then we had to move our truck so others could unload. We took everything in suitcases, piled it on his bed, and moved the truck. He has alot of organizing to do!

This is the street in front of his building. It was crazy yesterday, but in a sort of organized way. I was impressed at how "smooth" it went, considering the amount of people trying to get moved in.

His room is close to the stadium. He is actually in a very good location. We sent his room deposit in very early, so we were able to get his first choice location.

This is the view of his dorm building.

We ate lunch at Moe's. This was our first time to eat there. It was very good. They were covered over with people, but everything moved very well.

These two were super movers. They helped with moving and getting everything unloaded in a timely manner.

The day went really well. I did not know what to expect, so anxieties were high. Once again, I realized who is in control here, not me, but God. I also think my son felt relieved that the day was here and we could now move forward with things. I got a facebook message last night letting me know that all was well! I am going to love those facebook messages!
Thanks to everyone who has sent such sweet comments through this blog and facebook. Your thoughts and prayers mean so much.
I wish everyone a wonderful Friday! My other two sons and I are going to enjoy a field trip together today!
Have fun!


Pam said...

I'm glad everything went so well for Clint and that you are feeling peaceful about it.
I am already stressing and it is still a couple of years for me. We are going to visit Emory on October 23rd for College Day. It should be interesting.

Sue said...

Kim, my heart cried and rejoiced with you as I read this blog. It is so much easier to let go when we let God lead in our lives and that includes with our children. After all, they are his that he has entrusted to our care, so what better hands are there to be in? His hands are so much bigger than ours. What a reassurance!
I will pray for your son's transition and for you too as you 'let go'. That is hard for us moms:/
Thank you for sharing your post with us today.
...God has said, "Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you." Hebrews 13:5b