Friday, April 25, 2008

The world is her oyster...


Senior Picture, originally uploaded by artbyheather.

aaaah...she's about to leave the nest. This girl of mine is leaving in June instead of August for college. She was offered a FULL RIDE scholarship to the summer session at a State University! She's so excited! I'm so proud! It's the perfect opportunity to acclamate to college life...to train for the upcoming cross country season...to get used to being away from home in a shorter time period - sort of like "summer camp" before she leaves for the whole school year. She's been given such an incredible gift. We are a very close family and to send her away early is so hard, but exciting too. She will do well. She will make new friends. She will do things she never thought she could. She will grow up...not just in responsibility and independence, but in her heart. She has always been confident, but there's just something about being away from Mom and Dad and having to realize that you can figure things out for yourself and manage your own life that grows up a kid into an adult. Into a woman. Into a friend. I'm glad she's going...

I'll miss her...