Our eldest son, Matt, moved out of our home a long time ago. He's been living on his own for the past several years during college and hadn't even been coming home for the summers anymore like he did his first and second year, as he'd taken jobs down in Virginia.
Matt graduated from the Architecture School at UVa last May and in October, he accepted a position at a firm in NYC. Last September, he even flew to Paris to interview for a position at a small firm there and was offered the job. It wasn't going to pay much, but it would have been a great experience for him to work there.
I'm glad he took the New York job, though. Since October, he's been staying with friends and when one of them moved out of the apartment and a bedroom opened up, he took it. This weekend, he traveled to Charlottesville to collect his things and drive them back to the city, stopping here in Maryland to drop some stuff off and to pick up some other things.
Just like the time Shaun moved his stuff out, the sun is shining and it's a happy day. Our sons are moving on. We're just really glad for Matt that he's found a home and he's happy. He's got a great job and a promising future. It's all you really want for your kids, isn't it?
So good luck to you in your new home, Matt. We're really proud of you.