I am not even kidding when I say that it seems like yesterday…our youngest Sophia was headed to Kindergarten. I cried that day because I couldn’t believe that my baby was old enough to go to school. Now on the eve of driving her off to college, I am both excited for her and the promise that her future holds and heart broken for me. She will no longer be under my roof, both literally and figuratively…my roof of protection will no longer be over head. Needless to say, I have been on the verge of tears all day, the edge of emotional breakdown.
Thank God Sophia decided she wanted to work in the bakery with Nina and I this Summer. It allowed us some time together that we would not have had otherwise. I think Nina might even miss her more than me since they are not only sisters, but best friends.
I am so proud of the young woman that Sophia has become. I know that she will succeed in any and everything she puts her mind to. I also know that our love will not suffer separation and will look forward to the weekend visits and her return home for the holidays.
“Cupcake” and I haven’t been alone in our home for more than 26 years and now, in less than 24 hours, we will become “empty nesters”! I guess we’ll figure it out, but would be lying if I didn’t say that it scares me that I will be the only one home for him to talk to, lol! If you know “Cupcake”, you know what I mean.