at Freshman Orientation in Washington, D.C.,
Lorens said, "Come on Bev, let's have a day like we use to have before we had kids", (to try and stop me from worrying, biting my nails and being a nervous wreck like I had been all day). So we bought a steak burrito cut in 1/2, a 6 pack of beer, and we went to the rocks at the lakefront. It's at the part of Montrose Harbor where you look across the water at the skyline of downtown Chicago, its beautiful and one of my favorite places in the world.
We were at the harbor exit to open water, watching boaters taking their boats out of the harbor for a dinner or sunset cruise.
Lorens saw my face and so he continued to try and remind me of good times we had here in the past, coming here to make out circle. We use to talk about our plans for life, what an adventure it would be, and how we would raise our future children. We both said we would want our children to go to college. We wished our children's lives would be an ADVENTURE, not a struggle for survival like ours had been.
So Lorens reminded me that she needs to move on to the next part of life, and so do we. Its a day to say cheers to each other, celebrate, we did our job, we actually did it and so did she, she got into a great University.
I'm grateful that I have a good husband that reminded me that today is a GOOD day, that our lives are good, that our daughter is at COLLEGE, WHERE SHE BELONGS. She got a chance to get out and she took it. Good for her.