She’s Leaving Home


Well this is a tough one to write. Lucy moves out today, she’s starting college in AIT. It was only a matter of time before she left but it doesn’t make it any easier.

Lucy is not just my beautiful daughter, she’s also my best friend. I’m going to miss our night-time chats, our kitchen dances, our giggling about silly things that no one else would find funny, her wonderful cooking and those are just a few things. I’m going to miss her. I’m sitting here typing with tears streaming down my face, and those of you who know me will know I’m not one to cry.

I know she will come home, probably laden down with a months worth of washingย but it won’t be the same. Time moves on, life changes, I don’t like it but I have to live with it. On the other hand I’m so incredibly proud of her and so excited to be sharing in the next stage of her life, even if it’s from a distance.

Years ago I remember sitting in the cinema with Lucy and Jono watching Mamma Mia (don’t get me started on that!) This song started playing and my head fast forwarded to this day. Lucy I love you, look after yourself and you’ll always have a home here xxx

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  1. Ah Val, I know how close you both are, this will be hard. But sure you’ll have more time to chat to each other on skype, Twitter,messenger, face time, Facebook, snapchat goooooogler etc etc etc.. love to you, meet up for coffee with drama crew this week if you’re around,we’ll give you a hug..I know you’ll love that ha!๐Ÿ˜‰ x

  2. Oh Val, this brings a tear to my eye and reminds me of the day I left the nest – the last of the flock. It seemed HUGE to Mother and me but the bonds we’d built remained as strong as ever right to the very end of her life. This isn’t as monumental as it feels and I look back very fondly on Mother camping out in my student accommodation as well as the joys of coming home with all the washing!
    All the very best to the pair of you. xx

  3. As soon as I read the first line I knew I shouldn’t be taking a sneaky read during working hours. Going to have to tell the boss I’ve been chopping onions at my desk or something! ๐Ÿ˜‰ Sending you all the love in the world Val. Being a parent rips us up sometimes but the good bits make it worthwhile a million times over. Xxxxx

  4. God it’s very difficult to let your children has been all about them up to now but you let them go so that they can grow and shine and create their own life ….That’s a mothers love…and they will always remember it and love you for it….still that does heal the hole left in your heart….thinking of you x

  5. My Daughter Rioghnach went yesterday to Northern British Columbia, Prince George, she is my baby Its a 10 hr plane ride from home,crying as I’m writing this.Working on a degree in fishers and wildlife.She is a great kid and the place is empty without her.Got to let her go and find her way.She lights up a room ,will be home Christmas Eve for 2 weeks.Know what your going through.

  6. This is so precious and hard to read at the same time โค My mother visited me in my new place for the first time (as an adult with my own place). She use to be so weepy when I would leave home because everything reminded her of me. Now it's the other way around! Since she stayed with me, all the memories float around even after she left ๐Ÿ˜ฆ The mother/daughter relationship is truly a treasure. You two will be chatting together again before you know it ๐Ÿ™‚

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