It’s done. The whole original plan for this trip, a plan that dates back a year and a lifetime ago is done: bring Cameron up to Moody Bible Institute. After having left our home in Mexico just over 3 months ago, the thought of this day loomed large and small and large again. And then, in the blink of an eye, it had come and gone and is over. We sure will miss having our first-born home with us as he’s been for over 18 years. We’re glad he’s in a great place with great people and has a great opportunity to learn, to grow, to mature, and to explore the life that God with which has blessed him.
We have a day tomorrow to visit one last day with relatives, including Beth’s other sister, Kim and most of Kim’s family who have come to town to bring Cameron’s cousin, Victoria to MBI. Cameron will enjoy having his cousin on campus. He’ll finally have a chance to spend time with her…in between working, studying, attending classes, putting in his many hours of practical ministry involvement, and maybe getting some sleep.
On Monday, we hit the road south. We’ll be spending a few days in a cabin near Newport, TN. I’m looking forward to seeing the Smokies again and getting a chance to take some pics of some beautiful scenery. From there we’ll beat a path to Florida and have a brief visit with my mother before heading back to Dallas and getting us on the road to Mexico again. Hopefully, I’ll have the stamina to do all this. I tire rather easily still and think I’ll get to bed early tonight.
Here’s a few pics from the afternoon…
Bed made…clothes hung up and put away. He had more stuff than I thought he did, but when all was said in done, with the help of another student and a little cart, we managed to get everything up to his 4th floor room in one trip! I noticed at least two cargo trailers that had arrived for other students! Yikes!
“We see you Mom, and no, you can’t stay.”
At some point around this picture, Beth leaned her head on Cameron’s shoulder who shrugged her off and said, “Mom, I can’t get lice the first day!” It helped to laugh. We forgot to cry, but we knew we wanted to. 🙂
The tall brick building is Cameron’s dorm. He’s on the 4th floor and has a view of a parking lot, and some other buildings, including a portion of the Willis Tower. It used to be known as the Sears Tower.
The view of the Willis Tower from his room. He can see just the top 1/3 of it or so (the black tower in the background). With all the new construction, who knows how much longer the tower will be visible from this vantage point…