It is official. I sent in the deposit for college. My baby is leaving! (But according to the others, I only care for the youngest.. but that is another post.) It really doesn’t seem possible that these 18 years have gone by. I don’t feel that old, for one. To top it off, she will be a camp counselor this summer so as of June 1 she’ll be gone. So really? Only three months left with her?!
They say you’ll be ready for them to leave. I am secretly hoping after her summer away at camp, she’ll change her mind. There are great colleges around here. But that is a secret selfish thought.
I am proud of her independence. I am proud of her courage. I am proud of her initiative. I am proud of who she has become and who she will be. Why would I want to limit that potential? So, I will enjoy her these next three months.. and then I will miss her.