MWC Semi-Finalist

The Growing Space Between Us

One day they are home, and the next, they are grown.

Photo by Xavier Mouton Photographie on Unsplash

The event I had been anticipating all summer arrived — college freshman move-in day. The car was so tightly packed that it took three of us pushing and tugging to get the pillow into the last potential space between the two duffle bags. With the final item secured, our…