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That's how I felt as I walked behind Allison, my high school senior, today. I watched her long strides, walking with purpose, talking with our friend, Kelsey, talking details about college life at Illinois State U.
I stayed quiet as Allison met with an advisor about accommodations. She asked the questions and got the answers. I politely answered direct questions and made small talk with the advisor about iPad apps.
I feel proud of my daughter. She's overcome some challenges to get to this campus. She will have to work hard to keep up with studies, social life and time management. I think she can do it and so does her dad and the rest of our family and friends.
I'm grateful for friends that will hold me up as I send my baby to college this fall.
We walked 6 miles around campus today! I can't wait to soak my feet tonight!