November 10, 2008

In a good place

This past Friday I drove to Illinois to watch my girl swim. I stayed the night and spent Saturday with her shopping for a winter coat and a few other things. When I said goodbye to Caitlin I got a little emotional. (this is only the second time I've cried since she's left...the first time was the day after I dropped her off) I was shocked that I got emotional; we had a good weekend and she will be home in two weeks for Thanksgiving. But I realized that my emotions were not of sadness, but of complete happiness and joy. I am so happy and grateful that Caitlin is in a good place. By good place I don't mean the school she attends or her dorm room (though, they are also very good...however, she and April need to clean that joint up!) I mean her attitude, her mental well being. She is happier than I've ever known her to be. She has wonderful encouraging coaches that want to see her succeed, a team that is so positive, encouraging, fun and goofy and friends that share her same values. She said to me "I'm so happy that I GET to spend the next 3.5 years with this team". This positive environment has been long deserved! I love you kid. xoxo

(who put that chin under my face?)


Diana said...
I am sooo funny!!
I am so happy for Caitlin but I am not sure if I can take 3 1/2 more years of her emotional mom.

Nan's Happenings said...

I sure enjoy reading about your trip to visit two pretty girls.