Wednesday, January 19, 2011

She's leaving me!

My daughter that is. She is moving! She is going to her aunt's house in Springfield Missouri. She is leaving me. What am I going to do?

Seriously, it is ok. She has not had any luck finding a job in this area. Her aunt and cousins live in Springfield and love her to death. They are so excited about her coming to live there. Joe and I are really happy for her. I am sure that the empty nest syndrome will hit me hard for a few days (or weeks, or months!) but I'll be ok. I have had a child in my home for the past 29 years so I'd say it's about time.

We are putting her on the bus this evening and have schooled her on what to do and say, not to trust ANYONE, even if it is a little old lady trying to befriend her. She will take all measures to make sure she is where she needs to be and do what she needs to do. And ask questions whenever necessary.

She is cooking one of her favorite dinners tonight. Shrimp Penne. It is SO good! Joe and she are at the grocery right now picking up the necessary items needed to make it.

She has her bus ticket, some money and a cellphone. And prayers going with her all along the way. If you feel like it please say a little prayer for my baby tonight. I know that The Lord will watch over her and that she will be aware of everything around her but prayer is a strong thing. While you're at it you might want to say a little prayer for her mama too. Goodness knows I will need it!

I'll keep yall updated on her progress as she begins a new life for herself. She is a sweet and beautiful young woman and she will be fine. I just know it.


Dan and Betty Cooksey said...

When our last kid left home it was hard, but after two weeks Betty and I looked at each other and said, "This is not so bad." You and Joe can have a full life together. You'll always miss your kids, but it's good to see them take off on their own and create their own lives.


Bill said...

How exciting!!!
Be sure she knows about clean underwear.

Anonymous said...

saying a prayer for you and Steph tonight ;)

Syd said...

I know that this is bittersweet for you. I wish Stephanie the best.