I'm so excited to get on my way with my oldest girl to New York!
I am taking her for Spring Break as an early high school graduation gift.
Not only am I excited to spend this time with her, but I'm excited to watch as she experiences the city that she says she wants to one day live in and work in as a professional actress.
She is 18. She is about to go off and do her thing. We could not be more proud of her. She has worked so hard and done so well for herself. She deserves all her dreams to come true. I'm lucky to have a first row seat.
Eighteen years ago it felt like I'd be hold up in a messy house with stinky diapers and a screaming baby forever.
But today as we prepare to go off to celebrate her achievements, I feel like 18 years was just not enough!
True, she will go off to college not too far from home first, and then, who really knows where she will end up.
But in preparing for her to leave her bedroom down the hall I wonder ...
I wonder, have I taught her all she needs to know? Have I prepared her for the scary stuff? Do I have enough time to go over a few more things? Oh, what have I missed?!
If she does end up in New York, New York doesn't know how lucky it is. And if she does one day call the city her home, it had better treat her well.
If not, she can always come back to her bedroom down the hall.
I'd love to hear from other moms preparing for their children to leave home for the first time. How do you really know if they are ready? How are you preparing them to live independently whether at college or in a new city?
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Until next time, love each other,