Wednesday, August 12, 2009


I just did the hardest thing I think I've ever done. We took Tessa to college this past weekend. Even though I know this is all in God's plan for her, it still is a very sad time. I miss her so much already. I sure do like having everyone home under one roof, and it is just weird. For 18 years, you put everything into their lives, then with a blink of an eye, they are gone. How in the world can it possibly go by so fast? She has been such a good kid (thank you, Jesus), and brings so much joy into our lives. I am going to miss having that pretty smile around everyday. It is such a bittersweet thing...even though I miss her so,at the same time it is such an exciting time for her. It is such a blessing knowing she has chosen to go to Arlington Baptist College because of her love for God and her strong desire to please Him and to be used by Him in His ministry. God has blessed her with a beautiful voice and she wants to use that for His glory. So when she has made such wise decisions to only use her life to glorify His beloved name, how can I be anything but supportive? Of course, I'm going to miss her like crazy, but thank God that it's just down the interstate. (4 hours and 23 minutes to be exact! =o)
Best wishes to My Girl, and as Treagan always says, "Go get 'em, Tiger!"

Her dorm room. It turned out really cute!

A close-up of her bulletin board and desk.

Her cool new fridge (thanks, Grandma Wilma) and her neat new microwave (thanks, Granma Helen).

Tessa and her new roommate, Denisha, from Granger. We were almost done sitting up her room on Monday afternoon, when Tessa was told that she had to move rooms. Her roommate didn't show up and neither did Denisha's, so since they were both freshmen and couldn't have a room all to themselves, they put them together. At first, we were bummed, but then after she got moved, we realized it was a great move. Her roommate is so sweet and they share a lot of similarities. Also, her new suite-mates are both from Midland and are a lot of fun! So it turned out to be a great thing!


Sharon said... trip to Arlington.. let me know. I will drive there and meet you!
Wow!! Can't believe you are at this point...I know our day will be here before we know it!

Lisa said...

It gets better....I promise!!!! If you ever need someone to drive to Arlington, just let me know. Her room turned out adorable!!!!

Grandma Wilma said...

HGTV can eliminate all the Design Star Sweepstakes contestants NOW! This Tessa room is the real winner. Where did all that decorating talent come from?