My daughter gets married in less than two weeks. In less than 3 months she moves away to the UK. For all you parents, I’ll just let you take a moment to think about that.
When I tell people this, their reaction is usually something like “oh my gosh, you must be so upset!” Ok, I admit it. If I think about it too much, I get all teary eyed. I don’t think that “upset” is the right word though. Will I miss her? Of course!
But the day she was born, I had all these dreams for her. I wanted her to live a happy life, to feel fulfilled, to be loved, to reach for the stars and achieve her dreams. We all want that for our kids don’t we?
So now that she is living a happy life, feeling fulfilled, loved, reaching for the stars, and achieving her dreams, how can I be upset about that? I’m thrilled and so proud of her! I’m proud of myself too because I know that despite those moments of insecurity, the times where I was POSITIVE I was a failure as a parent….despite all of that, I must have done something right for her to be the amazing person she is now. So, I guess we’re both achieving our dreams and that’s the best possible Mother’s Day gift anyone could ever give me.
Happy Mother’s Day!