It seems like yesterday that King Ralph stood in our "Red Room" staring at a pile of college dorm room goods, wondering how it was all going to fit in the truck. While M's been gone getting all learned up in the fields of business, education and history; she's accumulated more stuff than I fathom to imagine.
I can imagine!
Yesterday morning King Ralph and I headed out on the highway, into a thick morning fog that grasped the atmosphere so tight it didn't want to lift, to bring our M home. All we could feel was this sense of calm that this chapter in our baby's life was preparing to turn page. While there was sense of peace, there was also the dread of how to pack an apartment into Casa de Reynosa. Let me just ask--do you really need a trailer, truck bed and car full of stuff (I was going to say crap but that would be harsh and not necessarily true)?
So here we are, preparing to learn again to live full time with our own child. Here we are preparing to encourage her while she navigates change and the fears that come along with the final stage of perfecting the skills for a classroom. Truth be, it's scary facing fact you've become an adult. I remember the fears. I also remember the satisfaction of tackling the fear with sense of pride and accomplishment.
M you are no longer a catapillar. You are a butterfly! Spread your wings, take flight with courage and let the teenagers show you how to teach, while you show them how to learn. You've got this! Fly!