I wrote this post while on a flight from Ottawa to Winnipeg, choking back tears. Our youngest child has left home for post-secondary education in Ontario. Our oldest one has started the fourth and final year of university, also in Ontario. They have each taken a piece of my heart with them.
Although I am sad for myself, I cannot help but be happy for them as they begin this new and exciting journey through higher education.
The youngest is living away from home without parents around for the first time.
The oldest has one more year in school then a big decision — finding employment or continue working towards a Masters and PhD.
Becoming an adult is scary, sad, exciting, stressful, and anxiety provoking but I know they are strong and they can do it.
The question is, can I get through this?