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Wednesday, January 12, 2011

growing pains

(cross posted at Midcentury Modern Moms)

So the girls are home for winter break, and the conversations have turned to future plans.  Jen is well on her way to achieving her educational goals, though there have been a few twists and turns along the way.  Becca is trying to find herself right now; she's expressing dissatisfaction with some of her choices and is seeking new direction.

And then, of course, there are....boyfriends.  Becca has been involved with someone she's known since high school.  Jen, on the other hand, met someone at college.  Someone who is not from Long Island.  And it occurred to me that if the relationship goes somewhere, there's actually a possibility that my daughter may make her home in some part of the world other than where I live.

Each step, each decision, takes them further away from the little girls they used to be....I want them to become strong, confident women, with full and rich lives.

But sometimes the growing process really hurts.

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