Two days until I take my daughter to college.  It is an exciting time for us all as we shift our family dynamic.

When I think about how she tilts her head and smiles in greeting and countless other gestures that make her unique, precious and irreplaceable I get a small (large) tear in my eye.  But this is her time, it has come slowly and yet oh so quickly and this is about her.

So, to all the parents who have a child moving away I say to you ‘I get it,’ the tumble of sadness and pride, worry and elation, nostalgia and excitement for their future.

To the ones embarking on new free…text often…and fly high, secure in the knowledge that you are loved and have a warm nest always ready for you.