Tsue ~ That's What She Said: From The Girl To The Woman She Will Be

Thursday, February 28, 2013

From The Girl To The Woman She Will Be

So hard to believe, yet squarely and undeniably before me, sometimes defiant and challenging, other times demure and seeking comfort, my little girl, my young woman, preparing to venture out on her own.

young adults, first college year


After months of that feel like years and moments all at once, she stands on the brink of making her first  adult decision of which college she will attend in the fall. Ready to run forward to her future, yet, in small fleeting moments perhaps only recognized by a mother watching and memorizing every expression, gesture and inflection, a brief hesitation, a backward glance.

There are signs that she is ready.  The unexpected kindness to her brother, with whom she used to quarrel and fuss. The game she did not see, squirreled away studying for the Calculus test, the gaggle of girlfriends gathered, not to giggle and talk all things boys, rather to make blankets for the homeless in our community.

Will her growth, her new found maturity make the absence of her smile, her laugh, her light easier to bare?  Likely not.  There is comfort in the intimate familiarity with her strength and spirit, knowing she will engage, explore and succeed, will find her path and cherish every moment upon it.

While knowing my heart will suffer at the loss of her presence, it will, at the same time, soar with her on her journey.

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7 comments :

Alicia said...

Such a proud and hard road to travel. It sounds like she is turning into a wonderful lady:)

Pam said...

It's hard to watch them grow up. I will be here to provide pointers. lol

Chrissy said...

This made me cry. I can't imagine how hard this is and I know it comes too soon.

Mel Outnumbered said...

I can just imagine how hard this must be. My kids are still young thankfully, but my brother who I raise just turned 18. Scary!

Michelle said...

I am so not ready for this. I'm still in the "moments that seem like years" stage then I blink and try to figure out where second and third grades went. Good luck to both of you!

Paula Bendfeldt-Diaz said...

This brought tears to my eyes. What an important moment of changes and growth both for her and for you as a parent. I just love your writing, beautiful and filled with so much emotion. :)

Paula Bendfeldt-Diaz said...

I love this post, it brought tears to my eyes. It sounds like she is an amazing young woman I'm sure that a wonderful future awaits her. It must be so hard letting her go in search of that future. My little guy just started K this year and that was hard, just can't imagine him going off to college.

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