Here we go again…
Baby Girl began the process of moving out to her new apartment yesterday.
Abby has been looking forward to this for some time now. In fact I’m pretty she’s been looking forward to this since about two days after she moved back home last summer. Who could blame her however... I know how tuff it is to move back home after you’ve been out on your own for a while. Heck, I had to do the same thing once I finished college. It’s been a learning and growing process for both of us though. I think this time, however, she is better equipped and more prepared than she was last time.
I really don’t think having her home has been THAT difficult on either one of us when I think about it. Half the time I was not even aware she was home. Okay, half the time she WASN’T even home. Regardless, I’m happy and proud for her. She has the same streak of independence that her mother exhibited. That independent streak is what drives her forward. She wants to be independent and free. She wants very much to know that she can exist on her own without need from anyone. Anyone including her old dad…
And, little does she realize we actually both share the same goals and objectives. We’ve been working toward the same end, all be it possibly for differing reasons. Because, as a dad, that’s what I’ve wanted for her all along… That independence and ability to walk her own path, in her own way and in her own time.
Don’t tell her though… If she realizes that she’s played right into my hand she may change her mind!
But if you do talk to her… Be sure to tell her that she’s always welcome home and that she can call her old dad for a shoulder to cry on anytime she needs it.
I’ll keep a light on for you Baby Girl.