This year, it’s a different kind of Christmas. But it will be just fine. Perhaps, even festive.
Truth is, the longer you’ve been a mom the clearer are your failures.
You are exhausted at the end of each day, but your love for her knows no bounds so you know exactly how she felt when she first saw you. First held you.
Headlines read like a doomsday prophecy into the future of my little girl.
Our dog, Essie, has “empty nest” syndrome.
It’s been a really quick summer. Too quick, in fact. Just two short months ago, 17 graduated high school. And in just 18 short days, I’ll be dropping her off at college.
When I dropped Lily off at college last August, life had thrown those ordinary moments in the air like debris after a tornado.
All I know to be true and good in this world is because of her. She has shown the way to be forgiving, kind, a friend, a leader and a follower, a listener, giving, goofy and serious, understanding and strong and independent.
After sending her oldest to college, mom regrets all the missed opportunities to spend time with her.
Whether your child is entering kindergarten or college, you will always be their parent.
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