My daughter is graduating this year.  She is a beautiful, smart and athletic individual. I will miss her but I know it is time for her to go.  She released me a long time ago and now it is my turn to release her.

It is my turn to concentrate on becoming what I want to be “when I grow up”.  I use to know.  I use to believe that the world was my oyster.  The same look I get from my daughter when she talks about college and the dorm rooms and new people to meet—I experienced that!  I know how that feels.  “I can be whatever I want to be” feeling is what I had too.  I had goals and for the most part I achieved them until I couldn’t get pregnant.  Then…they became my goal.  After the loss of four children and one daughter I wanted to adopt (but it fell through), Kelsie was conceived and four years later her brother, Michael.  Joy!!!  It has been that way ever since.

I have  always wanted to enjoy parenting and my wish came true.  As I mature into the role of mother with daughter in college (away from home, hopefully) and a son just 4 years shy of graduating from high school, I look forward to my future with my husband again.