How were you when your kid(s) left for college?
I'm processing so much!! Like did I teach him as much as he needed?
Was it enough?
Have I celebrated? I'm so in the moment that finding space to be proud is overwhelming. But when I look back at EVERYTHING that we've gone through… proud is an understatement.
WE DID THAT!!
Wow... I really have a son overseas for college. Something I had hoped for myself one day. It was a goal that I had for myself but I couldn't figure out how to do it because I had him as a teenager and people tend to drop support for you as a teen parent.
So I did what USA culture says to do… work yourself tirelessly and it'll pay off. Oh, how I was sadly mistaken. Working my jobs kept me away from him so much that I felt so guilty, I refused to go back to the pharmacy to work or to any job that wouldn't allow me easy access to him.
Then life happened and I nearly died and he became my caregiver over the last three years. Right, when my strength came back just enough… he's on a flight overseas to college in this moment and I'm sending messages, lol, mid-air on his flight.
I pray 🤲🏾 that my sacrifices and hardships will be the bricks laid for his continued immense blessings. It's the consistency and tenacity for me.
We really did that!! 🥳🥲
Today I'm 36 and we survived a whole first year of college in a different country.