I have gotten to spend more time with DD#1 in the last 3-4 weeks as I have in the last 2.5 years since she started in college....and it has been WONDERFUL!!!!
It started when I was visiting her in the US to see the show she did lighting for as her senior project. I also got to sit in on her final scriptwriting class, she and I attended a few local events, and we went to see a play at the playhouse where she did her internship this past summer.
Then she came along with me when I returned home and has been here visiting us for the last two weeks. She and I have been touring a large portion of the country while DH is in class and the other kids are in school. We even took an overnight trip to Jerusalem....just the two of us.
Ever since she started college she has been insanely busy.....she was a commuter student, but even though she was "at home" we never saw her between classes, working at the school, and the theatre (her major). Summers she has worked even harder and been around even less....even missing the last few family trips. So this time wi her has been extra-special. She is 20 years old and a senior this year....just one semester left to graduation. She already has a full-time job set up after graduation.
We have to take her to the airport tomorrow night. She plans to come visit over spring break - in March....and we'll all be in the US for her graduation in May. But the thought of her leaving tomorrow is killing me. I already missed her soooooo much.....but after all this wonderful mother-daughter time, I just don't want to let her go.
I am going to miss her so much. :-(