Later today Hannah and I will take a drive to Calvary Bible College.
She has orientation for dual enrollment.
I’m going with her today.
But tomorrow, I cannot.
It’s her first day of classes.
Am I nervous? Feeling the empty nest? Will I cry tomorrow when I drop her off?
I’m excited for her! She’s taking 2 theatre classes. She finally gets some time with a lady we’ve come to know and love since “King and I” days!
There are 3 others at home. There are 10 years until my youngest will be 17. No empty nest feelings here-yet. In fact, I think I had a harder time leaving Hannah for 4 days at camp the first year she was a counselor- or watching her drive for the first time.
Will I cry? I don’t think so. We’ve spent her whole life preparing her for her adult life. CBC is just another step in the journey. She’ll only be there one afternoon a week this semester. And next semester? Well we’ll see- it’s a work in progress. And we’re taking it a semester at a time.
The day she moves out? Or, her wedding day? Well, that will be another story! I’m sure to be crying like a mad woman when those days come.
I think she may be a little more nervous than me.
The girl that never wants new clothes, bought new clothes yesterday.
And a new handbag.
And worried about what she would wear.
Well- as much as she worries about anything.
It’s a new day.
I do wonder how the time passed. But I’ve been wondering where the past 17 years have gone for a while now. I don’t feel old enough to have a 17 year old
Well ok- everywhere but my knees don’t feel that old.
Tomorrow’s a new day!