Friday, August 27, 2010


If you are anywhere near the northeastern US on Saturday, and hear the faint sounds of weeping and wailing somewhere in the distance, that would be me. I will be leaving my first born daughter at college for the first time. Name any human emotion - and I am feeling it. Fear. Yep. Jealousy. Yep. Love. Oh yeah. Anger. Only at the fact that she didn’t stay 4 years old forever. Pride. Overflowing. Sadness. Oh yes, deep sadness, I will miss her terribly. How do mothers do this?

Also on Saturday - the USA will be playing undefeated England in the Women’s Rugby World Cup for bragging rights and a tie for top spot in Pool B. I have a bet (food, of course) with Haizey on this one, who will actually be at the game (she is one lucky woman). So, if you live on this side on the pond, I expect to hear you cheering.

Don't you wish you were there . . .


  1. The weeping and wailing only happens the first time. After she comes home for the first time, you will be counting the days for her to return to college : )

    Please give her my warm wishes.

    And many hugs to you.

  2. I have to disagree with knitter. It's been a few years and I still miss my daughter every single day. You'll manage, of course, but it leaves a hole. I'm sending you a special 'mom' hug!

    Go USA Women! I'll be cheering! Nice picture, btw... :-)

    xoxoxoxox (((((hugs)))))

  3. You had me getting teary there but then - wow, women's rugby! Yum!

    Seriously, remember, she is not that far from home that you can't see her whenever. And between mail, the phone, texts, emails and Skype, it will be like she never left.

  4. One of the most beautiful things you can do for a child is to love them enough to let them go and be. And of course to be there when and if they need a safety net.

  5. I bet she'll be feeling some of the very same things (even if it seems like excitement is the one that's missing out). I did when I left for college.