Today is my birthday. It’s been a one of a kind day. My only daughter has been accepted at the University of Toronto and I am writing on my way back to Ottawa after dropping her off at the university residence.
It is really hard to describe what I am feeling now. It is a mix. I am sad but at the same time so proud of her. She is starting a new phase in her life and I know it is going to be good for her. But at the same time, I have to admit I have an emptiness inside of me right now. All the memories of her childhood keep coming to my head and I just can’t help with them.
I know there are many parents who would be relieved to have their kids leaving home for college or University, but not me. I actually have been suffering from this in advance a while ago and hope to get better soon. I appreciate if there is anyone reading this who have gone through something similar and has a word for me.