Boy, this has sure been a tough few weeks for this Mama. My daughter Lyric and I have been filling out college applications, working with her teachers on recommendations and getting all of the paperwork ready for submission. As most of you already know, My 17 year old daughter Lyric will be the first of my 3 children to attend college. My husband Patrick and I are more than a LITTLE excited (Smile)
I have been spending a lot of time with her and trying to guide her in the right direction
(Slowly wiping the tears way)
I am doing a lot better than I was when we started this whole application process. I am mostly being as STRONG as I can for obvious reasons. She is such a smart kid, but not only that she makes me feel OK about this whole process. So no more crying ONLY appreciating this time watching her develop into a great and respectable young woman. She makes me so PROUD to be her mother. This girl is so strong and has the incredible ability to always show you the bright side of things. I LOVE HER!
I can still day dream RIGHT? I like to think of the old days when she was learning to walk, attending her first day of school OR going to her first Prom. These have all been so important to me in the past. I have decided to make this adventure a fun one. She has her top 3 colleges picked where she wants to go . I encouraged her to step out of her comfort zone and apply at other schools as well. This way she has MORE OPTIONS and she is not limiting herself.
THAT'S MY BEAUTIFUL BABY GIRL LYRIC
I have made our days adventurous and also exciting. We have laughed, cried and shared coffee at Starbucks. We have even went for walks and enjoyed lunch together in the middle of the day. These simple acts may seem trivial to some, BUT I am utilizing every second that I have with her before she leaves us and goes to college. YES, I would love for her to stay with me forever and stay that baby I once held in my arms...BUT that surely will NOT be happening. I had to face the reality that our daughter Lyric is not a baby anymore. I smile inside because our daughter Lyric has always been a little firecracker. Always moving and always on the go. Believe it or not, She started walking at the precious age of 9 months and has been on super speed every since. (Smile)
I LIKE TO HER POSITIVE ATTITUDE
I LIKE TO HER POSITIVE ATTITUDE
I REMEMBER EACH MINUTE WITH HER SO CLEARLY
THIS PICTURE WAS 3 YEARS AGO.
Are you preparing one of your children to head of to college. If so, Make the most of these next few months. Share past memories of them growing up and make even NEW memories that they can take with them as they start this new journey. Regardless of the amount of time you have, use it wisely. I pray that things will be better than ever during this process. I will be praying for you.
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LASHON CAMPBELL RESIDES IN OCEANWAY, FLORIDA WITH HER HUSBAND A COMMAND MASTER CHIEF AND THEIR 3 CHILDREN.