While we are excited for their journey ahead as parents we can't help but feel the loss. The day to day interaction with the child we've been raising for 18 years is suddenly gone. So the care package isn't so much for my student as for me. It lets me be a small part of his life for just a little longer, and I like that.
If you want to read an amazing description of the experience of sending your child off to school click on over to this excerpt from Rob Lowe's book Love Life. It's a tear jerker, but he expresses so beautifully what it's like to release one of your own out into the world.
You can read the excerpt here: http://www.slate.com/articles/life/family/2014/05/rob_lowe_on_sending_his_son_off_to_college_an_excerpt_from_love_life.html
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