Tuesday, January 24, 2012

My baby started college. Wait... WHAT?

I'll admit I've been awhile  in writing this post. I've totally been trying to process the fact that my sweet girl moved away to start college! We moved her in to her dorms about 2 weeks ago and she is loving it!
Having a child move out to go to college is a milestone for every mother, but just to to be able to get my girl healthy and strong enough to handle it is nothing short of amazing. She has severe Crohn's disease and shortly after High School graduation, she became extremely ill. She was so severely ill in fact, that she spent the majority of the summer in the hospital or at home hooked up to feeding tubes and other various gadgets. I won't take the time to tell the story today as that would take hours, but come August, when all of her friends were getting ready to start the next chapter of their lives, My girl got to have about 15 inches of her colon removed and had to defer fall semester. She was heartbroken and so was I. Crohn's is a vicious disease! After a long hard battle though, I am so very proud of her! She is loving the college experience and I am loving that she is doing so well!

Also, just to tie a little crafty goodness in to this post, notice the cute pillows on her bed? Dylan and I made them together. Also, in the middle photo, I made the cute letter "d" out of colored pencils and Dylan made the two "Ugly Dolls" sitting next to it!

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