|The Statue of Liberty in the background is as good a start as any to |
a blog post dedicated to my son's departure for college.
|Dear Son, The road to liberation has not been necessarily easy; |
there have been a few bumps along the way.
But, for the most part, it's been a wild, wonderful, glorious ride.
|As you graduate to this next phase in life, remember you have a sister who adores you.|
|(Sister, while happy for you, will have an adjustment of her own this year.)|
|You have worked so hard to get here, the steps leading to what should |
be some of the best times of your life.
|I'm proud of you for so many things.|
|I cannot even begin to list them all.|
|Your grandmother (aka Nanny) was there when you took your first breath.|
|Your aunts couldn't love you more.|
|Grandaddy, after whom you were named, always says, "He's something else, that Sam."|
|Your family adores you, plain and simple. We're here for you no matter what.|
|And your mother, well, she thinks you're the sun, the moon and the stars.|
Please try not to forget her.
|Don't forget home, either. There's no place like it--although right now all you need to know is it will always be here waiting for you if you ever need a safe haven, a soft pillow, |
and unconditional love.
Congratulations on reaching this major milestone, you are entering one of the best stages of life.
I can't say it enough: I'm so proud of you and love you with all my heart.