Friday, March 20, 2015

Last Things

Right now it seems as though my life if just full of "Last Things." The other day we were shopping at my daughter's favorite store (I feel uncomfortable just going in there) when I realized that this would probably be the last time I would be in that store with her. I must say that I got a little emotional.

I now realize that these last 8 weeks of school are going to be full of "last things." Our last Easter Break together, our last graduation together, our last frustrating week of exams...I could go on and on. I am trying to focus on the positive and the exciting, but I can't help but feel that I am losing my little girl forever.

I am not ready for graduation. Is there some way that I can just stop the clock and hold it right here?

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Visiting Colleges

Yesterday, we all went over to Wingate University for Scholars Day. We heard from the President of the University, several deans and professors. We visited with students, took tours and went to the bookstore. The typical college day visit. However, yesterday, we paid the deposit. Our daughter is now officially going to attend Wingate University.

We stopped at an outlet mall on the way home. We decided that we would shop for about 2 hours and then head home for dinner out. My husband went one way while my daughter and I went the other. We went inside her favorite store to browse for a bit. She totally planned to find a new shirt to take back with her.

I found her  a totally cool coat that looked wonderful so I just had to buy it for her. As I was paying an exorbitant amount of money for this thing, I realized that this would probably be the last time we shopped together in this store. After she goes to college, she will more than likely "outgrow" the store.  The joy of buying her something so perfect for her personality was replaced by sadness. My little girl is growing up. Time is passing way too quickly.