Younger son Andy moved into his new Houston home on Sunday. Through friends and friends-of-friends, we found a wonderful family who were also about to become empty nesters, but were eager to still have some young adults around.
We hit it off right away with Mike and Sue, and we were delighted to learn that we have many friends in common through our church. Their home is only two miles away from the campus where Andy will study, and is on the only bus route that goes there. All in all, a good place for Andy to be if he can't be with us in Ankara.
Although JoNell will be in Houston for 2 more weeks, and I'll stay around a little longer, Andy no longer stays with us, so the nest is now officially empty. Even though we knew we would see Andy again on Monday, we couldn't help crying a little when we said good night on Sunday.
From an external viewpoint, not much has changed. Andy and I message each other on our new phones, we are still getting together to shop and eat, and of course our relationship will continue as long as we live. Even so, there was that moment when we let go of the roles we had played for nearly 20 years, and released these two amazing men, Sam and Andy, into the world.
For a little more about Andy, you can click here.