Daughter's Transition

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    First I brag a little...She has it all, good looks, straight A,s, a warm loving heart, a knack for cooking, she's even wrote her first book. She's almost 17 yrs. old and a Junior in high school.

    But now, the transition has started, she's got her driving permit, checking out colleges and she's found her first love. I know it's the the way of the world but these transitions just suck.

    Damn time.. moves on far too quickly and another is leaving the nest...:(
     
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    I just went through this with my oldest. She's a sophomore in college. It's hard, isn't it? I was ok with the driving thing (and even more ok when she finally got a car of her own) but that college thing? . . . . :eek: Bittersweet doesn't even come close. There was a time when I seriously thought 'I will never, ever get beyond the Little Tykes/Fisher Price stage'. Boy was I wrong, and especially at how quickly they got beyond it. Still . . . . for me . . . . . things are better now in several ways vs. 10 or 12 years ago.
     
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    my son has not slept in my house in over a year...once they are gone they are gone....but they do come back...as grown ups...it is scarey at first....and still is....time just marches on
     
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    Heart warming.... heart breaking.

    Way past my bedtime, a pleasant good morning..
     
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    We have one in college and another who is 16 and very busy with teen activities. We rarely eat dinner as a family anymore and I miss it. Empty nest is gonna suck big time. My husband and I thought we'd travel more when the kids got older, but now with college bills and our 401Ks in the toilet, we are.really tightening our belts. Oh well. There's always USMB and mac and cheese. And lumpy1. Lol
     
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    A little over 2 years ago the recruiter came by to pick my son up to take him off to Army life, boy that really sucked. Seems like it wasn't that long ago. Now he's married to a great gal and stationed in Hawaii. Calls still come in on a regular basis but now when we visit he's a man. No longer that wet behind the ears, pain in the neck kid testing my patience. But damn I miss those days.
     
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    You're going to get used to this, they do grow up. You've been waxing nostalgic for a bit now, are you doing Santa for the grandkids?

    I can't wait for grandbabies. Just love, spoil, and send them home. I'm so hoping my daughter gets engaged at Christmas. Oldest son too is thinking, planning. However, that's a bit away, just returning to university for MS. Now, got to get the youngest one dating. He broke up with a girl in jr. year and ever since says, 'They're not worth the cost until I have more than I need.' :lol:
     
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    The Santa thing, I need to call my oldest daughter and set something up. My youngest of course wants Christmas morning at home.

    I do seem to have turned into one melancholy baby lately. I'm guessing that the guy hormones kick in early in life, then hold for a while, then kick ..in or out.. and make some of us soft hearted boobs. I only get cranky for the fun of it...:lol:

    Thanks for some insight on your family, judging by your posts, I'm certain their great kids and have received firm and loving preparations for their futures.
     
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    Just like a dove you're flying away
    Everything beautiful coming your way...

    Good luck, dad.

    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IY7nohp6-1I[/ame]
     
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    My, oh, my.

    Well, you take it better than I think I may.
     
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