Thursday, August 11, 2016

A member of the club...

Well, yesterday I became a member of a club.
"Your Child has left the Nest" Club.
Oh my.
The range of emotions that go with this club is unbelievable.
Joy, pride, excitement, sadness, emptiness, nervousness, have I done my job-ness, shock,  disbelief...
And each of these are felt at full strength
Can I renounce my membership?
I want my little girl back.
I want to see her blond hair move through the house.
I want to hear her laugh.
I want to hear her call "Mom?"
I want to see her car in the garage.
The truth is, my little girl "left" long ago.
In her place is now a beautiful young woman ready to spread her wings.
So, I am stuck with my membership.
Like it or not.
Oh how I miss my girl!

All her stuff, minus hanging clothes, ready to go

 The very plain, very SMALL room when we got there

 The "circus" came  to "help" :)

 Getting there...

 The very dull bathroom we tried to spruce up
 No closet doors!!! YIKES
 Julia and her roommate Mallory
 We didn't have time to hang all the cute stuff as they had a team meeting

There were LOTS of leaky eyes on the ride home without their big sister.

So part of my heart is now at Presbyterian College.
And suddenly, 18 years seems REALLY short and just isn't enough time.
So Mamas, hang onto your little ones because what they say is true.
It goes so very fast.

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