Luke told us they were talking about marriage
My son came home from college last week and told me he was considering switching to the local college. He met a local girl and he wanted to get to know her better. She was there visiting her little sister and they had hit it off. I asked him who the local girl was, and he gave a name I didn’t recognize. He said she had lived with her dad for several years, but she was back in town to stay. I talked to my son for quite a while, and promised I would talk to his dad about switching colleges. We hadn’t yet paid for this semester, and I didn’t think it would be a big deal changing. In the meantime, he said he was going over to see Sarah and he would be back in a couple of hours. When he got home, he brought Sarah with him. My son was almost twenty-one and he was now a man, but I wanted to warn him off quickly. My husband asked if she was in school, and she told him she worked. She was one of the local HVAC technicians. She had met Luke when she visited her sister at the college. Luke looked at her and she shook her head yes. Luke told us they were talking about marriage. They didn’t want kids right away because she wanted to work at the HVAC company for a while longer, and then take over ownership before they got married. I took a deep breath, but that gold digger was taking my son away.