Friday, July 15, 2011

Growing Up

I've been trying to deny it for a long time, but my daughter is an adult.  I mean, I got married at 18... so she is as adult as I was.  I'm glad, actually, that she didn't have the same life lessons at her age that I had already had.  There's time for those hard lessons.

About 6:30 this morning I woke up, but didn't want to be awake, so I went downstairs, checked my e-mail and then laid on the couch to pray... I was listening to the rain softly falling and soon was asleep again for 3 more blissful hours.  DD had sent me an e-mail and texts during that time with her college class schedule.  That's when it hit me.  She drove BY HERSELF to orientation.  She met BY HERSELF her new roommate.  She scheduled BY HERSELF her own classes and didn't need me for any of it.  And BY HERSELF she will drive home.  And this week she made a most adult and difficult decision, and after all this, I can say, she is growing up.  And I am very proud of this girl young woman. Oh and they placed this mathy/chemistry loving chick into HONORS English.  Calc II and Chem do not frighten her... HONORS English frightens her!

This week I had school for teachers.  Wonderful Bible teaching in the morning and ipad training in the afternoons.  The best part, I think, was the collaboration with my co-workers and that the elementary had a technical problem and we all had training TOGETHER.  Yes, it was crowded, but it was sweet to be together.  It happens so rarely.  I had a revelation, too.  I am bored at home.  I don't like fix-up home projects and I would much rather be in the presence of the teachers (and mostly the students) I love so much. And at the beach.  (Vacation in one week! Whoo!)

So this afternoon DD will walk in a full-fledged college student and we will soon be in debt to LaGrange College...  We have an adventure coming up.  A college freshman and a high school freshman and two parents wondering when we exactly grew up ourselves.

2 comments:

Robin @ Be Still and Know said...

Great girl and great perspective.....

Love ya!
R

skoots1mom said...

congratulations, mama...ya'll did a great job
;D