Friday, May 15, 2009

Jamin's Big Week

This is not the first time that graduation has fallen days after packing out of our home. The same happened with Krista. The difference there was that Krista chose to have a personalized graduation and so we were pulling it off all on our own. ::snort::

This HAS been a huge week for Jamin. I'll write more about him as graduation nears....we are all keeping the emotions at bay as much as possible... but take a glimpse into this week.

Official notice in the mail (call had been earlier) that he's been accepted to ASU here in TX.Photobucket
We were all taken by surprise Tuesday when the moment arrived for Jamin to collect his things and move them out....because we suddenly realized if he didn't...they may end up in Japan. These are SOME of his possessions - certainly not all. ::snort::

jamin move

Unloading at the apartment complex

Even brothers who can't stand straight are helpful to have...

Hmmm....another one on his side?
We all opted to wait for the family circle and tears for the girls to be here. ::snort:: Seriously, at this point I can pretend that this is simply a stay over at Cy's - like Christmas. Until I type blog posts and tear up...shoot.... packers are here. ::snort::

Choosing Joy!
©2009 D.R.G.

~ Coram Deo ~
Living all of life before the face of God...


Jared said...

If you think not being able to stand straight is bad, you should see me try and walk! lol

Cynthia said...

I'm sure there will be plenty of time for tears later. Why is it that blogging does that to a person? It happens to me, too, whenever I try to write something sentimental about the kids!

FYI, I've already begun praying for your long travel to Japan. I'm sure there will be lots of time for reflection on that trip over.

sunshine24 said...


I can fully sympathize with you, Amy's senior recital is today and next Sunday she graduates (she chose to be recognized at church). I am doing my best to smile and hold back the tears but it is hard considering that this is my baby. I have plenty of tissues ready for today.

DeEtta @ Courageous Joy said...

Praying for you and rejoicing with you as well, Roxanne.

Romany said...

I guess it doesn't get any easier with each child leaving, then.

Praying for you.

DeEtta @ Courageous Joy said...

Dorothy, easier in the sense that you KNOW you'll not die, you suspect they'll do as well as their older siblings....but not easier in that the emotions are's the same as the old love multiplies....I love the 9th child as much as the 1st and so I guess the pain of the goodbyes should be similar...but I had hoped it would get easier and easier with each I do wonder if my memory will be totally gone by the time Stacia moves out. ::snort::

DeEtta @ Courageous Joy said...

One more thought, having never done it yet, but I would guess the baby moving out would be as traumatic or maybe more as the first? Someone let me know when you hit it - I like to prepare in, info, info. ::snort::