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Monday, April 18, 2016

College-Bound Blues





                My Daughter is 18. Soon, very soon she will be off to college.
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Part of me is still in a bit of denial I guess. but every now and then my heart sinks. Many of my friends have gone through this and they didn't die from heart break....so maybe I'll be OK.

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I can't imagine not seeing her everyday .

How can she go when in my heart she is still 5-years-old?

Five-year-olds don't go to college!!!!

They just don't!

Its so not fair.

Just when our relationship couldn't be better she's going to leave.

   and I feel that it'll be forever.

I mean after college she'll want to fly off and start her life and it won't be in that room with the stuffed animals, white princess bed and lavender walls.

18 years is not enough time.

It's not

I almost feel like I did when I was getting ready to send her off to kindergarten....except this time there won't be a school bus to drop her home at the end of the day. I won't be there smiling as she carefully steps down off the bus. I won't be giving that welcome home hug and saying "OK, go wash your hands so you can have a snack."

Snack time will be replaced with Face-time.


What wouldn't I give to go back in time to her kindergarten days...Just one day. I'd like to live there for one day.


But who am I kidding? If I had just one day, I wouldn't send her to school...I'd just hug her and never let go.
                                  
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4 comments:

  1. OH I feel your pain, I guess all moms do when they leave?....where does the time go? You wrote out the feelings so well. It is kinda like kindergarten all over again.

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  2. Hi Kim, Thanks...It feels like I just put her on that kindergarten bus!

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  3. It is bitter sweet. Congratulations to your daughter. It's quite an adjustment but there will be new things to get excited about and experiences she can share with you. I have been through that and it is difficult.

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    1. Hi Barb, Thank you. I have said this to my friends...I am so happy for her and so sad for me :(

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