It's official. Today I'm an empty-nester.
Since my daughter started her senior year last fall, we've talked colleges, applications, SATs and ACTs until we were blue in the face. She finally settled on Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas. Since she was just a little girl, she has talked about going there so this really came as no great surprise to us. Not only does she like the school but it's close to home. Have I mentioned my daughter is a homebody? She has always been a quiet girl, kind of reserved. More of a listener than a talker and she is seriously addicted to her family.
When she graduated early (last December) she took some classes at the local college, just to get her feet wet but now the real adventure begins. I'm thrilled for her and can't wait to hear about what she's doing and who she is meeting in this brand new world.
As for me, I will cry a lot but not until after we've pulled from the parking lot and are headed home. So while I adjust to rattling around in this big house with just the two of us (just like we began), I will depend on the broad shoulders of my friends. So hang in there with me for just a little while. I promise I'll recover. And when it's your turn to face being an empty-nester, I'll be there for you, too.