We really kinda said "goodbye" to a phase in my daughter's life last year, when she moved into the dorms at Newman University. But she was still here, still stopped by to do wash every other Sunday.
This is going to be different. We are taking her two hours away to begin her Sophomore year at KU. I cannot even write a blog about it, because I am at work now and I am already starting to cry at my desk. Wow. For those of you who have done this, you know how hard it is. For those of you who haven't, there's probably no way to explain it.
Okay, here I am crying again, so I have to stop. I don't want to cry in front of her either, so I have resolved myself to having an 'out-of-body" experience this weekend. I am just going to act as if I am out of my body, and just on remote for the ride. I was in drama in high school. I had roles in several plays I am going to call on my acting experience this weekend. I am going to play the role of a mother who can't wait to get her kids out of the home. There you have it. Okay, not doing too well yet because now I am sobbing. I am literally going to have to stop writing this blog. I am seriously embarrassing myself. Perhaps I will continue it at home.
Suffice it to say, I am going to have to work on this "out-of-body" experience thing.