18 years in the making. Knowing that this day would come didn’t help. All of Taya’s laundry was done, printer was bought, computer formatted, all of her boxes were packed and her goodbyes were hugged out. The only thing left to do was drop her off to Guelph University.
The night before we brought her to school I couldn’t sleep. My brain wouldn’t shut off. I kept thinking, what if I forgot something, will she have enough money?, how our house just wont be the same without her in it and another million other what if’s! Fortunately for me Matt was on the same page. It was a really hot night and after fighting to fall asleep and still being wide awake, Matt and I rolled outta bed. We ran down the stairs and out the front door. Barefoot and in our ginch. Matt chased me around the yard with the hose. 3am in the morning in our lil town of Port Colborne we knew we had the street to ourselves! We laughed and danced in the cold water, knowing that 18 years ago a 19 year old and 22 year old did SOMETHING right. Our baby girl was heading to university. The cold water ran over our skin waking us up to the fact that our family is starting a new chapter in our epic story.
Taking Taya to her dorm was one of the proudest moments of my life. She is ready for this! The first text I got from her after we left her at school was only three words….”This is awesome!”
After we dropped Taya off we headed to Sarnia, Tristan was in a Wakeboard comp. Although we didn’t get to see his run we heard from everyone how he killed it taking a risk and stomping out a new trick. He finished his season in 1st place in the Boarder Pass Triple Crown.
For a couple of nut sacks dancing in the rain we sure do have a pair of awesome kids!