I Miss this terribly
I miss my daughter and the times we sat on her bed talking about life. Although we talk daily, I can tell she is growing up. Soon she will not need me as much.
I just returned from visiting her in college. I took her cleaning supplies, toiletries and several coats, and then I took her shopping. She thanked me but said, "Mom I don't need all this stuff. What ever I need I can get it here. I don't have storage space." See what I mean.
Finally we let her take her SUV after prayer. She is doing well with it, not transporting folks and keeping it more parked than driven. She visits her granny and aunts and cousins weekly. Her granny actually lives 2.8 miles from the campus. She is doing well in school and so far for mid term grades she boosts a 3.4 GPA. Hopefully she can hold it down or increase it.
Yes my baby is growing up and I miss her terribly but as one of my friends pointed out, you and your husband raised her to be independent and to seek success through education and she is doing what you taught her.
I'm proud but lonely.