My Baby girl turned 18 on September 17th. But even before that I, saw her off to college. It was bittersweet. I certainly looked forward to a time when I would only have myself to consider on a day to day basis; no dinner to purchase, or to cook for anyone but myself. House stays neat (theoretically) and no teenage attitudes.
Oh sure, people said I'd be lonely but that wasn't the problem. I don't miss her because of loneliness (which I have yet to encounter), but because she and I are so much alike that being around her is good company. I made this mini movie to share my feelings about it. The music is John Mayer's Stop This Train.
Funny is that as my daughter's father and I took her to college, that song played on my headset and even though I promised myself that I would not get emotional I started crying. I knew this song had to be the backdrop to the movie. Then, just this weekend her grandpa drove her home to spend the weekend here for her birthday and that song began playing as she walked through the door! I am positive that the music is just right. :)
And yeah...I watched this and cried again.