My little girl is still dancing through life….with a Master’s degree in Computer and Electrical Engineering….and is turning 23. How is this possible?
I just dropped off my little girl at college.
She’s grown a bit since this picture was taken. Yesterday her now darker red-gold swoop of hair stylishly fell across a white top above a swirling violet skirt. The shoes were less practical than the wee sneakers she wore while, as a toddler, she studiously absorbed what her dad taught her about plants.
But she somehow is the same bright, beaming, sunny, fearless girl who came into our lives seventeen years ago.
Before moving into dormitories for the first time, three of my children received from their prospective universities a copy of a book that each incoming freshman was to read during the summer. All of them would be ready to discuss it when they moved in, as one of many bonding rituals for new students.
Before my youngest opened the package this summer, my fingers traced the…
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