When I left home and went off to school, it was a bus-ferry-bus/5hour trip home. I came home lots of weekends and every summer till I graduated, and even then was only an hour drive from "home". I think it was an easy transition for both me and my parents.
Today our youngest left to find work in Alberta. He's headed for Edmonton, 1200km from here, in his 20 year old Volkswagen Corrado. All week I've felt like I've been on a rollercoast headed for a cliff. I rolled off that cliff this morning at 6 a.m.
Almost too late, I thought that maybe I should make him a card. Of course this quote crossed my mind...
Mich (pronounced Meesh - he's Michel Antoine - Daddy is French-Canadian) is a born button-poker and loves anything with wheels, so Tim Holtz came to the rescue for my card creation. On the inside I wrote "And your TimCard" and gave him a pre-loaded (and re-loadable online by me, thanks Mom!) Tim Horton's gift card.
I haven't had a text or phone call yet (yeah, okay, I know, it's only been 7 hours!). I guess that's a good sign. 1200km isn't very close. Thank goodness there are direct flights from here to there.
|Halloween 2011 - he's humouring me!|
I celebrate Mich's uniqueness, his humour, his love for his friends, his ability to survive the deep difficulties school threw at him and his drive to succeed in spite of those difficulties.
Who knows? He might be back in a month. He knows the door is always open. Although his room may have shrunk considerably, as his brother is tweaking the floor plan for his move into Mich's much larger bedroom....
Mich turns 19 on July 1. My Canada Day baby.
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Quietfire's Wheresoever you go I always think this is a wonderful quote for a graduation.
Quietfire's Bon Voyage from 10 Tiny Tag Sentiments
Tim Holtz Old Jalopy die
Tim Holtz embossing folder Rays
Spellbinders Lacey Pennants