Well, your time has come. A day I have been dreading for a while now. Your room is empty of you. Some of your things are still here, but you are not.
You’ve made the most amazing choice to go off to college, to spread your wings and fly. We are so very proud of your choice.
However, nothing could have prepared me for this time in your life.
When your brother left, I was so sad and proud all at the same time. I missed him so much, for 2 weeks. Then he began to come home all the time. So I never had the deep wound of missing my child as I am feeling now. I know you won’t be coming home but a few times a year. That makes me sad.
Now that all that is out of the way, I want to tell you again, we are so very proud of you. You are becoming a fine young woman. That has always been my goal. To raise you to go out into the world and make an impact, hopefully for Jesus. I wouldn’t have it any other way.
So as you discover who you are the next few years I want you to know, we are always here for you. If you need me, I am just a call or text away. We will do what we can from a distance to help you, but to not over step our bounds. You’re an adult now and with that title comes certain expectations and life experiences. We will be praying for you.
I also want you to know, I can’t wait to see you! I want to hear from you. I want to know how you’re doing. How your day is going. I want to know how classes are. If you are happy, sad, mad or somewhere in between.
I also want you to engage. Get involved in your church. You have a gift. Well, more than one really. You have a gift with children and a gift in music.
If you have some time get involved with those things. Also, get involved with your school. Find clubs that you like. Engage. Make friends. Be brave. Be strong. Trust Jesus.
Read Romans 12. It is the book of life. The Word is the bread, but I find Romans 12 is so applicable to this life. Read it. Absorb it. Know it. Live it.
Lastly, when you come home, know that your room will not be the same. Sad, I know, but now it’s a music room and my office. I will be using it to blog and take that nutrition course I’ve been thinking about. Please know, we have a bed for you. You are welcome anytime, but things are different.
24 “The Lord bless you and keep you;
25 The Lord make His face shine upon you,
And be gracious to you;
26 The Lord lift up His countenance upon you,
And give you peace.”’
Have a great time at college!!
Love you sister,
One Reply to “To My College Bound Daughter”
It’s such a strange time when we send our children out into the world. All the years of parenting never fully prepare you for this moment. We can only hope that we have given them the tools they need for success. It’s not just about the journey, but how you finish. I know that you have given your children the guidance and grounding they will need Sabrina. God bless.