Sunday, January 7, 2018
Daughter #4 Goes Away to College
I knew this time was coming months ago but, it didn't make the parting any less painful. Our last daughter has gone off to college. So, while I remind myself of all the positive things this represents, I can't help but cry (just a little) when I turn the porch light off at 6:00pm because there's no one to leave it on for. She's not coming home tonight.
Our experience shows that once the daughters leave, they never truly come back home again. So, Steve and I are officially empty- nesters. I despise that phrase. I'm thinking of a phrase more like, "Now we are two..." We have begun dancing to records in the evening and we're having a goofy good time of it. Surely this is a sign that we'll be okay without any daughters in the house. Steve seems to be taking all of this much better than me. Typical.
I'm counting the weeks until Spring Break.