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Mixed emotions: my "daughter" leaving "home".

by TawnyPort on May 30, 2013   |  FacebooktwitterTumblr

Over the last 1 1/2 years, I have come to know and love a young, smart, determined woman. We have shared a lot of conversations over this time, and for the first time, I got a sense of what it must be like to be a father....suffering her setbacks,talking through her pain and drama, sharing advice and letting her think it was her idea all along, and rejoicing in her successes. Well, she is ready to start her career as an RN, in a hospital doing the kind of work she loves best: working on the maternity ward. Here's the thing, though, on 6/2/12, she is leaving her home here in CT and traveling all the way to CO to take the job, start her life and encounter the world. I know she will be happy and excel in all endeavors. She promises me to stay in touch (Guess I am learning how to Skype),but I can't help but to feel a little hole starting to grow in my world.


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