Today my oldest daughter left the state where she was born & raised. She’s left before but I’ve always known it was temporary.
She went to Florida for college but she came back.
She tried NY for a year but she came back.
She tried Charlotte, NC for a year but she came back.
Virginia was in her heart. And even though I knew she was my child with wanderlust, I knew she’d be back.
This time is different. This time I know she won’t be back. She has a family now and they are lucky enough to live anywhere. So they researched the best place to live and raise their children and they picked Charleston.
I know they will be happy there. And I am happy for them. TRULY happy! Because that’s what’s most important to a mom – her child’s happiness.