We said goodbye to our oldest daughter today as she and her man left for
Southern California and their new life together, some 3000 miles away. My
wife cried her eyes out, my daughter and her younger sister couldn’t stop
crying, and I just beamed with pride. Here was our oldest, heading out to
start her adult life, her first full time job, the job of her dreams with the man of
her dreams. This, after all, was what we had been helping to prepare her
for over the last 23 years. I couldn’t help but feel excited for her, for both
of them as I had flashbacks to the mid 70’s when my bride and I started our
life journey together. The high lasted all day and through the ride into
work. It felt like the bike was almost propelling itself along the streets.
Well, now, here I am staring at the desktop on the computer, a picture of
our daughter giving her speech during her college graduation last month….and
my eyes won’t stay dry. I know this period of sadness is temporary and normal
and I’m actually glad it happened (it’s nice to feel normal once in a while).
One on her way, two more to go. I just hope they don’t go quite as far (away
It should be an interesting ride home, Gotta go dry my eyes…..