I hope you will forgive my lack of contact this week, only it has been a hectic week punctuated by lots of shopping and packing as well as dropping my one and only at college and then dealing with the aftermath — Cleaning her room! 🙂
Actually, this Thoughtful Thursday is all about that momentous event in both our lives. It’s about the letting go and letting grow that will hopefully happen now that she must take charge of her life for the future.
It’s a scary thing on the part of a parent to let go, but essential. You have to trust that you’ve done all you could during the first 18 years of their life to raise someone who is thoughtful and responsible.
It’s a scary thing on their part. They are on their own and having to do for themselves. Growing as individuals on a daily basis as they put to use all those skills and lessons that you have taught them. As they let themselves grow.
Have we visited her already? Of course we have! It was her 18th b’day on Monday and we took her to a Mets game. Her request. We had a blast, even if the Mets lost. They seem to be doing a lot of that lately. They don’t have the magic and enthusiasm that they had last year although as fans, we still do.
For now, it’ll be a little bit until we visit again. I’m hoping for an e-mail or two or even a call. One that doesn’t ask for money or something she forgot!
What will I do now that the house is a little bit quieter and far emptier? Well, spend some more time with hubby again and even better, maybe write a few more books! 🙂