Today I took my daughter Carolyn shopping for her senior prom dress and it dawned on me that this is the first of many lasts. I did really good until I got home and sat down by myself then it hit me like a ton of bricks. She is graduating this year in May and I never get to take her prom dress shopping again. All the last things started hitting me like she will be moving out so I'll have a last good night sweet have sweet dreams, and so on and so forth. I sat and cried for about an hour uncontrolably. She is growing up and moving out and won't need me near as much anymore. I want to stop her and keep her forever but I can't. Help !!! Anyone else having the growing up blues ??? Can you give me advice on how to keep the emotional roller coaster at bay ??? I love her very very much and want to keep her home forever but I know this is not possible. What can I do so that she does not know it hurts this much ???


      I took my daughter to get her senior pictures done another one of those lasts (LOL). It went much better this time with the help of all of my wonderful cafemom friends who lent me your ears, hearts, advice, and shoulders to cry on. I didn't even cry this time I just took a minute to refocus when I felt the tears coming and remembered that this is NOT the end but rather a new beginning. Thank you so much ladies for all your support.

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Feb. 2, 2008 at 6:41 PM I don't know yet but I'm sure it's tough. On the bright side, the "lasts" are also the beginning of the "firsts." First trip home from college, first house/place of her own, first wedding gown fitting, first baby...the list goes on.

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