Sad

Monday, August 17, 2009

Today is a sad day. Stealing from Chuck Swindoll, we are in charge of our attitudes; not our circumstances. Today, Phillip, our oldest, left Austin for his senior year at Furman. I’m happy for him, because he loves it there. But I’m sad for me.

Here’s what I want to say: Don’t leave; don’t grow up; just stay a little longer; let’s play more croquet, golf, pool; let’s watch another episode of Sportscenter, Sunday night baseball, Tiger.

What I need to say: Leave; I’m glad you’ve grown up into a mature young man of character. Don’t forget us back here in Texas, but live your own life and live it passionately. And remember, one person can change the world.

I’m proud of you, but I miss you already. Happy and sad – I still have some more attitude work to do.

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