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This week our family is facing one of it's most overwhelming twist yet. This week we live our week of lasts. Our last Sunday dinner on the patio with the grandparents, our last BBQ Chicken pizza dinner prepared by Olivia and the last night our family of four sleeps under one roof.
Because this week we move our baby girl (O.K. she's 18, but you have to expect this, she's our youngest) off to college…all the way from Ohio to Alabama! How many miles is this anyway? Ten driving hours. By plane….11/2 flying hours (direct flight) plus airport navigation, plus rental car, plus drive from air port to the university= 5 hours by plain, train and automobile (yes, it takes all three modes of transportation when you fly).
Well, I sound like a sad sap. Sure this is eating away at me, but it's not like she is leaving forever! She's going off to college, a typical transition in life, albeit several states away.
And if we think about this really carefully---- with parents weekend, holidays and spring break we will be together almost every month! (Please donate frequent flyers miles in the comments.) There will be more nights when all four of us sleep under one roof, other family dinners on the patio and opportunites for Liv to cook are certain to reappear. These next nights will just be Livi after dorm life.
And let's not forget about Face Time, Skype, and Google Chat. We can connect e-v-e-r-y-day, eye-to-eye! Liv can keep me up on all the urban slang, latest styles, what to wear and tell me of all the things I am doing wrong (according to the book of Livi). I mean how am I am going to pick out my own outfits, use popular vernacular, and plan my days all by myself? I will be a mess!
But, this isn't about me this is about Liv, I will have to find my own way. This is her chance to take off find herself, rehearse her independence and grow!
… but one last thing to make sure she's all set to be MISS INDEPENDENCE...
*Make a note- iron and layout her first day outfit before I scoot back to Ohio! Besides, I won't even be out of the state before Livi calls to say she misses me!