I am feeling a little nostalgic today. For the past six weeks, since graduation, Melissa has been home, a bit at loose ends, waiting for her first real job to start. We have been taking advantage of the down time by spending a lot of time together. We shopped for career type clothes for her and had a lot of fun putting together some basic outfits that will see her started. We went out to lunch at some of our favorite restaurants. We also enjoyed a few sunny days at the pool together.
But, real life is now upon us and today she starts her job. She will be busy and life for me will return to normal. Yes, she will still be living at home for a while, but it will be with one foot out the door as she works and saves towards moving into her own place. And, that is as it should be.
I have learned to enjoy what life brings. Enjoy the fact that we had those carefree weeks together. Enjoy the fact that instead of moving to a different state, she will still be close enough to visit, even after she moves out. It's just hard when a child takes that last step into becoming a grown up. And, that's why I'm feeling just a little bit nostalgic today.
Enjoy your Monday!