My eldest goes off to college in a few days. Such a bittersweet time. Yesterday I woke up and realized it was the last Sunday morning we would have her home. I've been more than a bit teary-eyed. I know she needs to go. I know she is ready to go. Yet, it is sad to let go after 18+ years of parenting. She is wise beyond her years. Makes wise decisions. She will do well.
And I will miss her. It will never be the same.
Oh,I know she will come back. But, it will be different. She is off to explore her world and make her own journey. I hope we've given her the foundation and tools to have an easy transition. I wish I had the tools to have an easy transition!! My response is to clean up, clean out closets, make some order in the pack-rat house we call home.