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Saturday, January 07, 2006

Today we took F back to school and left her there.

It seems wrong to leave my baby. When she was a toddler she would fall on the grass and look at me, wrinkling her face to cry. I would say, "You're OK!" and she would get up and toddle on. I wanted her to be independent and self-reliant. Now that she's 18 I want to smooth her way. I want to tell all her professors and all her friends that they must be kind to her. I want to make sure every little thing goes right for her. And she's 150 miles away.

I knew this would be hard but it's a lot harder than I expected.

2 comments: said...

Hi, it's Beverly. Don't worry, she'll come back - possibly with a husband. Our youngest just graduated after 5 years, a husband and several transfers because of that husband. She even has her own house, now. And I do still miss not seeing her every day. But I'm proud of her.

Enjoy the ice cream you can now keep in the refrigerator and leaving your bedroom door open because there's no need to close it for privacy.

Laura(southernxyl) said...

Yeah, I suppose. I knew when my daughter was in 7th grade that she would have to go away to college because I'd never let go of her if she didn't. I need to find something to occupy myself, I guess, and just let her do her thing.