Friday, February 17, 2012
The Friday Five
Signs that my daughter is becoming an adult.
1. All the mail that is arriving at the house addressed to her. Banking, tax papers, bills, etc.
2. That she has to give permission for me to see her financial information at college. And her grades.
3. She has a job, classes, teaching responsibilities, and friends that I don't know all about. She's thriving in her major, and she's planning the next steps in her life regarding her career.
4. She has taken control of her spiritual life and what she needs to nurture that. She has found a church in the Twin Cities that she attends regularly, has gotten involved with volunteering in the children's program, and in a Sunday School class.
5. She's balancing her spending and her working so well. When she wanted a gaming system, she worked extra hours to pay for it above and beyond what she's working to help pay for school.
As parents we spend the first 18-20 years of our kids' lives teaching them to be independent, responsible adults, but I'll have to admit, having a youngster spreading her wings is a bittersweet experience. I'm so proud of her, and yet, letting go is hard.