I got to go home this last week. It has been a while since I have visited and it is something that always makes me think, I want to move back to Georgia. Much like anyone who feels a connection to a place, it is really hard to put into words how it feels.
|Valdosta State University|
When Middle Monkey decided to go to college there, it was an even bigger deal. Now my desire to move is even greater than I could have anticipated. I scheduled a trip and her and I set out with for a visit to campus. I expected her to enjoy it but the level in which she did surprised even me. My old man processed the transition much like anything in his life, without barely a passing concern. Middle Monkey, however, has embraced this next chapter with a joie de vivre that even I could not have imagined. A couple of times during the tour, I placed my hand on her shoulder and asked if she was okay. Once I had to ask “Are you going to cry?” To which she quietly responded “I might.” It was a beautiful day and a gorgeous campus. I too kept thinking “I want to live here!” I can only imagine how it feels to be her right now.
It was good to see Grandma, the azaleas and the furry babies. The sunshine was pretty spectacular too!