Our oldest daughter officially graduates from Mount Holyoke College on May 24, but today marks the very last day of college classes for her. She’s done. Finito. Fini.
Four years have flown by faster than I ever imagined it would. It feels like only yesterday (dammit, now I’m my mother!) that she and I were taking a tour of the campus; little did I know it would be her home for the next four years. She knew, though, she knew. She’s known since the age of 12. She’s quite a gal.
She’ll have two degrees…one in English and one in Philosophy. I tell her that she’ll have a bunch of unanswered questions, but they’ll be grammatically correct. Heehee.
For her graduation gift, she’d either like her passport (I can’t stand the thought of any of them leaving), or another tattoo! She and her two sisters are getting matching tattoos…whatever happened to a beautiful string of pearls??!! Can you guess what her father said about another tattoo? You’re right!
How did this happen? Where did the years go? How did she get so old? How did I get so old? What’s next for this amazing daughter of ours? The world is hers.