Here we are again. It’s that time of the year again where we pack up all my stuff and you and dad drop me off at college. We’ve had the entire summer to craft, take multiple trips to Stein Mart and binge-watch '90s TV shows. I can honestly it has been a memorable and fun-filled summer. Sadly, as I head back to college, our time together is soon growing shorter. We will soon enter the times where we are thankful for Skype, Facetime and weekend visits. Sadly, nothing will change the fact that our time will be limited. We’ve had almost 20 years of friendship and seeing each other everyday. With all of this being said, here are a few things I want to say as I move back to college.
I’m going to be honest, the first move in day that you and dad dropped me off at, I cried after you left. As an only child, it is always difficult to say goodbye. My freshman year, I was so nervous about being away from home and not seeing you and dad everyday. However, after a few weeks I grew more independent and learned that I could live away from home. I just wanted you to know that I am going to miss you, and I promise I will come home to visit.
I wanted to thank you for always encouraging me. After every test, success, and failure, you have always encouraged me. You watched doors open and doors close, and you always taught me to hold my dignity and to always believe in myself. And I want to thank you for that. You have helped mold me into the woman I am today.
I wanted to thank you and dad for letting me have this opportunity. I know it has been difficult to let your only child move away, but I can honestly say, it has meant the world to me to attend my dream college. Thank you for every sacrifice and for allowing me to have this opportunity to receive an education.
I know I as we pack all my stuff up we are going to relive all of the crazy back-to-school emotions again. But I just wanted you to know that I am thankful and blessed to have a mom like you. I will see you soon.
Your college girl.