Here is my 17 year old gorgeous daughter, opening a letter from her 1st choice college:
Reading aloud to us:
With much excitement and help from her brothers:
The more she read, the more excited she got:
Until her joy just erupted into this!!!!!
"I'm IN! YAY!!!!!"
And then, one look at me and her happiness became tears of joy:
I'm not sure what my tears are of. Maybe just tears. Because, honestly, she's been a part of me as long as my husband has and my stomach literally hurts just thinking of her leaving.
For now, I'll support, love and encourage her and pray someone is here to help put me back together next fall when she is very very very far away from home.
Man, I'm going to miss my baby girl.