Thursday, January 07, 2016

Friday Confessions

I'm linking up with Aubrey, host of Friday Confessional.  Confession is good for the soul.

I confess...
My daughter is leaving for England soon, and I am a bundle of mixed emotions!  She is going with about 30 other students from her university to study in Oxford for the entire spring semester.  I wanted to go see her during spring break, but she won't be there.  That is when they will take an out-of-country trip to Italy, Spain, Greece, or even Germany.

I confess...
This girl is lucky to have this opportunity.  It was through the generosity of friends and family that she earned enough money to go, and to her own credit, her application was accepted.  She is missing one of her good friend's weddings, but this trip is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.
Oxford University, the oldest University in the World, is actually made up of many colleges.

I confess...
I am afraid.  Will she be safe?  What if she gets sick?  What if a disaster strikes while she is over there?  How will I know she's safe?

I confess...
My heart aches.  It's been so difficult having her a day's drive away.  How am I going to survive having her half the world away with a six-hour time difference?  I talk to her about once a week when she is up at college, and sometimes we skype, and both of us are easy to reach via text any time of the day, but in the UK, not so, not so.  I have never gone four months without seeing my kids ever! Granted, they're not kids anymore.  They're 19 (twins).  Luckily her brother will still be living here for this next semester.

And I confess...
I have no idea what I'm going to do when they're BOTH gone!


  1. You will both survive (though I'm sure right now it doesn't feel that way) and I'm absolutely sure that your daughter will thrive and be able to look back at this experience as the once in a lifetime opportunity that it is! I have to admit I'm a bit jealous of her.

  2. I am super excited for her. I have always wanted to go to England myself. Please send me your address, private message me so I can contribute to her adventure. I learned I do not care for GoFund because they keep some of the money donated. There is another fundraiser forum where 100% of the money goes to the fundraiser but I cannot remember the name of it right now.


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