Today and the next few are kinda a sad time for me. My daughter is leaving in the morning, Sunday, to go back to school. I may not see her again until the middle of Oct. I just have to keep thinking about how great it is for her and be happy with and for her. She is looking forward to it cause she likes it in VA. The way I normally deal is throw myself into the final preps for deer season and lots of texting for a while. She is making that 13 hr drive again by herself, which of course bothers the crap out of me, but she did it last year so I'm sure things will be fine.
I can relate to you, daughter moved out this spring and son is leaving for golf school in SC in about 12-15 days. Its now just me and my labs. It's not a great feeling and he won't be hunting this fall with me. Whole different world now to deal with. Have to figure out how to handle it all. Chin up, face into the wind just to hide/dry the tears.
Last edited by Hunting Man; 08-16-2008 at 08:19 PM.
Its a odd combination of excited apprehension you feel for them isn't it? This will be her third year and it isn't getting any easier for me. For her, its like Christmas. She really likes it there. Well we figure out a way to carry on don't we.
I guess you and i are pretty lucky. i suppose there are alots of cases out there that some look at it as a releif to have the kids out of the house. i guess its a good sign. my daughter is always sad when she goes but she rebounds quickly once she catches back up with her friends. its a good feeling to be able to say your proud of your kids and i am.
Very proud indeed. We know that they will leave the nest and its susposed to be that way. I just didn't receive the manual on how to handle it. I thought when I lost my brother hunting would not be fun anymore then son took over and fun returned. friends will be there this fall but its not the same. Daughter is in 3rd year at local college so that helps.
Wish I could help you to feel better about this, but, if it helps, I know the feeling. I have a son and daughter and four grandchildren living 2500 miles away, and it stinks. I try to see them as often as time and money permit, but those grandchildren hardly know me. I can also relate to the driving as I have a daughter living nearby who has to drive about 35 miles to work every day over a mountain pass. That scares the crap out of me during winter, especially!