It’s Five Minute Friday with Kate and the gang! This is when we all link up and write on the same word prompt for 5 minutes — no over thinking, editing or stress — just free-write.
Our word prompt today: SEND
This week we sent our daughter off for another semester…and for those wondering, it wasn’t as bad this time. I wasn’t a belly gusher of sobbing tears.
Yes, I got teary-eyed as I hugged and kissed my daughter’s sweet face yet another piece of me just stood back in wonderment at this beauty before me.
We watched her as she was getting ready for the infamous security check. Taking off her shoes, whipping out the laptop, emptying pockets and basically disrobing for security. There were other college students there with parents on our side watching this whole procession. I leaned over to Dave and whispered, “This is the generation who thinks nothing of this taking off of belts and shoes for a security scan.”
I remember when those security measures were first instituted. What a crazy mess I was trying to keep everything into little totes that I had to keep together, push along the table and then in 2 minutes pull it back down on off the conveyor belt and put it all back on again. I was a frazzled crazy woman.
Yet this generation just seems to have it all down and for them this is nothing out of the ordinary.
I’m proud of them… this next generation.
They will take us further than we can imagine.
We send them off into their own destiny. They are becoming, growing and changing. And it makes this mama proud!
I watched in amazement how this one I used to hold on my lap through flights across the country now travels alone and does just fine.
Happy Friday all!