I am a day late, but better late than never! It was a week packed with ups and downs. In this post I want to focus on the up! I got to visit my dd (darling daughter)! It has been about a month since we dropped her off for her freshman year. It was the best a mom could hope for. I got to spend time with her, her roommate, and some of her new friends. It was incredible. She has already grown so much in such a short time. It was clear that she is happy and settling into her new home. She already has such a connection with her surroundings and new friends. Brunch with her sweet friends had the ease that comes with old friends. Part of my heart aches with not seeing her every day, while the other part bursts with joy at the beauty of her new life. Thank goodness for my beautiful BAMA welcoming me home. Without him the house would have been way to quiet with everyone away doing their thing. I am a lucky woman.