I've written this post ahead of time, because I know that on the day this goes live, I will NOT have time to do it.
Today, life here in ShadowLand changes. In a very big way.
Today, this morning, we're loading the car .... likely filling it to the gills ... and I'll be taking Kitty off to college. Unless, of course, we wind up having to rent a van. But either way, Kitty and an inordinate amount of stuff will be heading off to college. They'll load her into her dorm room in the mid-afternoon.
I've been having fun helping her shop for the million and a half things she needs. I'm delighted with how prepared we are. And yet, the whole idea that we'll set up her (sort of) in her dorm room, and leave her there .... is still a vague concept in my head.
It's not real.
I have no faith whatsoever that she will not be hollering at me across the house on Friday, asking me to do something, or get something, or come look at something. Or waking me up seeking a ride in the morning. Yes, I know she'll be far away at college, but it all just seems unreal.
I'm not ready for the quiet.
But I'm so proud of her .... so pleased to be taking her off to college.
I miss her already.
Is this how every parent feels?