Matt is home!!
He made the seven hour trip back this morning and got home this afternoon. He only had to stop and call me once due to being frustrated that his GPS was not taking him on the route he wanted. I got him back on track with a quick visit to the MapQuest site. Still, he was not very happy with his little GPS unit. My nerves are a bit tattered due to undue worry but all is well. It was difficult concentrating on work today knowing he was on the road by himself. Like I tell the kids, I don’t worry about them, I worry about the other idiots on the road. He was very proud of his accomplishment but was tired and happy to be home.
In my life without Lisa, I still find it hard to let go and allow the kids to fly on their own. This was one of those things that but I’m glad that I let him do it. I still remember the first time I drove on an interstate. I had to drive through Atlanta. I held on to the steering wheel so hard that my knuckles were white and my hands were slick with sweat. It was very unnerving and stressful. I think he will always remember this drive, on this trip over this summer for a long time to come.
I gain a level of comfort knowing the kids are growing, maturing and developing the way she would have wanted them to. Things are flying by so fast these days! It’s hard to believe that Matt only has two years left in high school. It seems like just yesterday he was still in middle school trying to stomach walking by his moms classroom knowing she was no longer there. I still don’t know how he did it… He's the bravest young man I know!