This weekend was my youngest daughter's college graduation. She earned a B.S degree in Child Development, graduating cum laude from Appalachian State University. It really hasn't sunk in yet that she is all done; no longer a student! She has been living at home for the past few months while doing an internship to complete her major , and they have asked her to remain after graduation. She will be running a preschool program and also assisting with the after-school homework help program for immigrant/refugee children at a city apartment complex.
It really is an amazing feeling to watch your children grow into awesome adults with lives of their own, separate from you. It hurts like ripping a bandaid off your heart, but it is amazing nonetheless.