Well, it finally happened!!! Samantha had to leave for college! Don't get me wrong, I am so excited for her! I hope she gets in school and has a great time! BUT...I am really going to miss her! She has been around us for soooo long! She has been Jessica's "go-to" babysitter! We always felt comfortable leaving her with Jessica and like I have said before, she takes better care of her than me, sometimes! On Friday afternoon, Samantha came over-crying, because she had just left school, telling everyone good-bye-and wanted us to go eat with the "fam" at Red Lobster. So we met Mom, Dad, Karen, Ervin and Sam at 7 for dinner. The meal went well, but when we got outside to say our farewells, it wasn't as good! The tears started flowing and by the time Samantha picked up Jess to hug her and say good-bye-I was completing loosing it!!! I know, I know...she'll be fine and so will we! It's just a part of life that when you are right in the middle of it, it doesn't seem like if will be alright!
She made it to school with her parents and they got her all set up. Rumors are that when Karen and Ervin left Montgomery it was pretty tramatic, too. But, reports are now that Samantha is getting use to her new surrounding and adjusting well, I knew she would! With both siblings and 3 cousins and an in-law over there, she hasn't gotten away from family...just different ones!
Good luck, Samantha! We love you and know you will be a great success! BUT...we DO still miss you!!!!
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