The day has finally come…

August 26th was the day that Malina left for college.  St. Mary’s to be exact.  I know it’s only a 45 minute drive, but its the thought of not having her around anymore.  When she moved in with mom, I thought that was great because I would be able to see her more, which I did.  To see her grow into a young woman was truly a blessing.  It’s just hard to believe that the baby we brought home 18 years ago is now on her own at college.  Where in the hell did the last 18 years go?  I only lost it a couple of times, which is pretty good for me since I’m so emotional. =)  After I visited her on Wednesday night, the drive home was a little challenging.  Just knowing that instead of just dropping by and seeing her, I was going to have to make plans now.  Why can’t they be our babies forever.

I do wish her all the best in her new adventure.  I’m sure we’ll be part of it.  But, we’ll be on the sidelines more cheering for her instead of part of her team. 


Good luck Sunshine. I’m so proud of you!! Remember that I’m ALWAYS a phone call away if you need anything. I love you!!