My Son, Chance, Not Moving
Sometimes in life you realize that you have to be strong, recently was one of those times. My son, Chance who is 23, has always been reluctant to move with us to Washington. He was upset when he first heard that we were moving and hasn’t really felt better about it since then. On the one hand, he doesn’t want to live that far away from Jeff, me and his siblings. On the other hand, he doesn’t want to move away from his home town, his friends, and his father.
Earlier this week, I noticed that he wasn’t excited about our move and seemed to be expressing interest in moving back to Greeley to help a friend with a project and get a job that he wasn’t qualified for before attaining his GED. When we talked about it, he didn’t want to disappoint me by not moving. I explained to him that he is a grown man and has to follow his own path, not mine or Jeff’s path. It’s normal for children to grow up and move away, but it does feel a bit odd when it is the parents and not the child that is moving.
Shortly after telling him that I thought he should go back to Greeley, he packed up his few belongings and went “home.” It was hard for me not to express my own fears of not seeing him as often and letting him go. I’m really glad that we got to spend so much time together over the last few months and hope that everything goes well for him in Greeley. I will miss you, Chance.
Talk to you soon,