This is where I store the "extra" stuff in my head.
Tuesday, March 30, 2010
I went to the High School tonight for a parent meeting with the High School Counselors. The principal stood up and said "Welcome to High School." I literally stopped breathing. It can NOT be time for my angel baby girl to go to High School! High School has bigger halls, more people, open campus, teenage drivers, harder classes and worst of all, High School BOYS! My head is reeling and my heart is aching. This is the year I have to start letting her go. This is the year she will start driving a car. This is the year she starts leaving me! I'm not sure I can bear it. This miracle baby that God blessed us with will be a Sophomore in High School. And she is not a little girl any longer. She's perched on the cusp of her adulthood and she's so anxious to fly. This is the year she will start experiencing true freedom. Have I prepared her enough? Have I told her everything she needs to know to be safe? Will she make good choices? Will she be happy?
Yet, at the same time my heart is aching for that baby girl, I'm so excited to see the woman she'll be becoming! I get the opportunity to relive MY High School days through hers! I look forward to her coming home from a date, letting her drag me out of bed (yeah, like I'd actually be SLEEPING while she's out) and rehash every single moment of the night over and over and over.....just like I did with my mom. Those memories of High School are some of my MOST favorite ones and the bond I had with my mother throughout those years is still just as strong today. I pray, with all my heart, that I will get to share that kind of bond with my darling daughter. She and I are both getting ready to start a new chapter in our lives. It's going to be one HECK of a ride! Bring on the Valium!
I am a working mother of two teens, spoiled dachshund and an effervescent Golden Retriever. AND I have a husband who is addicted to fishing. I love to cook, scrapbook, read, watch movies and hang out with my family and my friends. This blog is a place for me to store the extra stuff in my head!