Wow! It's August 22, 2009 - that's just nuts! Seems like summer took so long to get here - it boggles my mind it's almost over...and with fall this year, comes one of the biggest changes in our lives - GULP!
The daughter, Laura will be departing our scene on September 13th, travelling approximately 5,560 kilometers to attend Leeds' University. Yes - our baby is literally flying the coop! My insides are bursting with a plethora of emotions - love; immense proudness; faith; hope; trust; anxiety; sadness; happiness....gee - I feel like an emotional schizophrenic.
Life change happens, doesn't it? We never know where life will take us. If you asked me if I thought my grounded, home-body daughter would travel half-way across the world for a ten month period to study, I would have laughed and replied, 'not a chance.' And yet - it's about to happen.
Even though I have anxious moments and Laura herself is dealing with a full menu of mixed emotions, when she goes I will cry and my heart will be bursting with pride as I watch my beautiful daughter fly off into the sunset. As my fingers hit the keyboard, I'm sitting her blubbering away just thinking about it.
Life will never be the same. Perhaps that's not a bad thing. It seems you just can't plan for all the facets of life that will come your way.
For me, it is enough to rely on this - "I know not what the future holds, but I know who holds the future."
Onwards and upwards!