I have been weaning myself of my son's presence for quite some time now.
Not because I don't love or like my son, but it's only natural that sooner or later, he is going to depart on some adventure in life. He is going to go out and find his own way.
So, the news that he is going to spend a year in Hawaii didn't come as a shock to me. It's a Salvation Army training place, I think, and it raises up young men in discipleship in the Lord. I know, you think they are going to be on the beach and catching waves and I am sure on their off time they probably do do some of that, but that's not what it's about at all.
Regardless, this is what he has chosen to do and in whatever he does, I will support him. Well, if he was a drug addict and selling meth I would support him in finding help, lol. But, he's leaving in September as long as he is approved by the administration and he will be gone for an entire year. I will definitely miss him, but I do not need to "brace" myself, I have been mentally preparing myself for this time for some time to come.
His mother? Dunno. Probably ain't gonna like it. At least not the separation. She's used to having him around half the week.
I came home from work today to find 3 items of furniture from my son's room out on the driveway. No idea. He is, after asking, transforming his room to a more adult theme. Not sexual, lol, but just away from the "kid" type of stuff to an organized, nice looking room. We were having a discussion when offered this: "then after I leave, if you want to, you can rent the room to someone".
It took me tenth of a second of thinking, if that and I replied: no, I won't be doing that. Even if he never comes back, I would like to have some sort of guest room. Not a rental room, but a place for any guest that might come to visit. And of course, a place for him if/when he comes back.
The end. Gotta git to bed!
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