Monday, August 31, 2015

Sending your Child to College is like Sending your Heart Away

Sending your child away to college is hard y'all. 
It's like sending your heart away and it's hard not to worry
that you won't be there when they need you. 

So last year when my sweet girl left for college, 
I bought a bunch of cards, wrote in them, labeled them 
(For when you are sad, For when you are sick, 
For when you need a reminder you are loved, etc)
 and put them in a box tied with a bow. 
(Hobby Lobby has a great selection of cards 
that are perfect for this and don't cost a ton!)

My mama did this for me when I went away to Baylor too
and I remembered how much I loved them. 
Because as much as I loved college, 
there were times when I so missed my mama
and those cards were a sweet reminder of her. 

 I placed the box in Madison's drawers to find later. 
I wasn't sure if she read them but when we were 
unpacking her things in her new apartment last weekend, 
I saw the box. 

When she saw me holding the almost empty box- she asked. 
"You are going to write me some more cards, right?" 
So of course I did. 
And as I wrote in them today I thought of how much my mama 
would have loved me carrying on this tradition.