I may need a prayer circle around me for Monday morning’s move.
I often wonder if dropping my daughter off at school will get easier. I’m hoping so because last year I was a wreck.
When it came time to say goodbye, I lost it. And I was doing so well before my meltdown. I stayed so calm and moved all of her belongings into the dorm room; then we decorated.
We laughed and talked the entire time, and I was hoping that time would slow down.
All parents were given two hours to help their child before we had to go and make room for the other college kids moving in. Well, my two hours went by way too quickly, and before I knew it, my time was up, and I was forced to say goodbye to my baby girl.
When I looked at her face, all I saw was the little girl that use to hide behind a see-through curtain when we played hide and seek. She would always be so tickled as we looked for her and pretended we didn’t see her.
Knowing how she thinks now, she was probably thinking, “my parents are idiots; how can they not see me?”
I remember bringing that story up to her as we looked out of her dorm window.
Then, suddenly, I folded my last towel, and there was nothing left for me to do but say goodbye… I grabbed her and said, ” I’m so sorry, but I need to let go of my emotions before I get in my car.
When I laid on her shoulder, I felt like the child, in need of comforting words. And to be told that everything will be okay.
I cried, and I cried, and I cried so more!
I love my baby girl, and I’m so damn proud of her. Saying goodbye will always be challenging. And I will always hate walking past her empty room.
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