I couldn’t help but feel so very sad wrapped up in my husband’s loving arms. We’d had a wonderful night, making a memory to last a lifetime; another memory to add to a span of memories. College tuition was expensive and the economy was not being kind to either one of us right now. It just wasn’t in our budget to keep the classic car Eric’s father had given him for his 16th birthday and the buyer made an offer we just couldn’t refuse. Our son had been accepted into a prestigious school and we did what any parents would.