Family Ties

Today was a big day for my family. We moved Cameron, my youngest brother, to college. This means, for the first time, mom and Harry will be alone in their home. They are now empty nesters. Strange for them and for us, I'm sure.

We went to Terre Haute to help move Cameron into college. He's attending Rose Hulman Institute of Technology and I couldn't be more proud of him. He's always been a smart, kind, wonderful person. I've always been proud of the person he was and the person he has grown into.

My mom and stepdad raised their children well. I am a confident and happy woman, living a well-adjusted life. Cameron is way more confident than I ever was at his age. He's already unpacked and settled into his room. We moved furniture and helped organize things. We walked around the campus and took him to dinner. I left with an assignment - to make Cameron a new fleece blanket.

I love that he's only a little over an hour away from me. I love that he's smart and has already found something he's interested in doing as a career (me, I still haven't figured that out).

I know Cam will have a great college experience and he'll settle into a routine of working, studying, having fun and meeting new people. I am so excited to see the changes that will happen in his life and the man into which he will grow.

It's been a good day. I love my family!


  1. Wow. There's nothing moving that seeing your child go to college and leave the nest. Thanks for sharing your thoughts and feelings.

  2. Anonymous5:28 PM

    you have been a great sister! i know your many prayers for your brother will be answered.


  3. This is a big time for your brother. It is soooo nice that you are fairly close to him. You would be able to get to him in just a couple of hours if needed. I enjoy reading you Emily, you are a gifted writer. Keep it up.

  4. hi emily :)

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    love zac honey and romeo xx