“Big Transitions,” Hybrid Mom Blog, September 2, 2010

Big Transitions  Thursday, September 2nd, 2010 As the end of the summer has come, so have some big transitions.  Friends of my youngest son (17) are headed off to college.  His very best friend his entire life is also named Matthew and is the son of one of my closest friends.  He is a year older and when I found out I was having a boy, I told my friend that I wanted to name my son Matthew too.  I said, “It’s not like they will be friends.”  Well they have been as close as brothers and today he came to say good-bye.  They hugged and promised to video chat (the new coolest thing ever). I have loved this boy like a son and I was very choked up to send him off.  For his graduation I had a silver pendent made with his initials engraved and he says he never takes it off.  I feel like he is taking a bit of us with him.  Hopefully he will feel our love and support.  I know many of you have or will arrive at this junction. My last child just started his senior year in high school …sort of the beginning of the end, as we know it. It is crazy how when you have small children and you are running around like an insane person everyone tells you...

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