Growing Up




The first year when we sent our eldest daughter to her campus, our hearts were heavy and our minds burdened.

We waited for her doing the registration process. Then we followed her to her hostel. We inspected her room, making sure it was clean and in good condition. Then we accompanied her around the university compound making her familiar with her surroundings. Then we visited the cooperative store getting all the things she needed. We gave her enough cash money before we started our return journey. We felt better after that, but the hearts were still heavy and the minds burdened.

She had got use to her campus life within a few weeks, and she moved around with ease. She studied hard and had achieved reasonable good results, and we are proud of her. She did make a few trips home on her own, and we are feeling more confident to let her travel on her own.

Now comes her second year. It is understood that no hostel facility for senior students. There is a very high probability that she will have to rent a room outside the university campus. Many of her course mates are still seeking for a room. It is not easy for her, now that she has to do things all on her own. Our hearts are heavy and our minds burdened again.

Initially we have received news that her friend had booked a room for the two of them. She was really happy about it. But her dream was shattered two days later. The house owner wanted them to rent the whole house.

Her friend is still looking around for a room for the two of them; hopefully it is close to the university. There is nothing my daughter can do, since she will only be flying out this Saturday.

And that’s the price of growing up. It isn’t easy, but it has to be done. And our hearts cry and pray with her.

2 comments:

  Full -Time Mama

July 7, 2010 at 2:47 PM

i'll try to do this one..it seems fun.thanks

  *josie*

July 10, 2010 at 12:01 PM

this will make her strong to face the world by herself, yes sometimes it's hard for the parents to let go, forgetting that their child is not a child anymore.