It is impossible to me that my only daughter is a Senior. She's going to be leaving me all too soon, and although I am excited for her and her life adventures, I'm mourning the loss of my little girl at home with me always.
She has been looking through college brochure after college brochure, and thinking about and discussing her options endlessly. One day it was a little overwhelming, and she was crying and saying, I don't want to leave home! I cried, you don't have to! Through her tears, she said, yes, I do. And then, through tears of my own, I said... I know.
I'm crying as I'm typing... what a big baby I am. :) She's just one of the best girls in the whole wide world, and I'm lucky enough to be her mom.
She's a best friend, a fantastic shopping buddy, a wonderful help in the kitchen. She's responsible, smart, funny, and sometimes she's so mature about things that it blows me away.
I know I wasn't nearly as smart as she is about boys, and friends, and all that silly high school stuff.
She's dedicated, and a hard worker. She pours her heart into everything that she does, and she does it well. She fits more into her life than most could, and still finds time to help me when I need it.
Yes, I'm going to miss her, and my heart breaks a little when I think about it too much... but I also can't wait to see what she does with her life. It's going to be amazing. She's going to be a force for good, and I'm just ready to sit back and watch it happen.