Very moved today by some of Debby's writing, feels like she had a camera on my own life:
"It will be a different direction than I have traveled in my own life. I chose, and I chose poorly at times. I married who I shouldn't have. And then there were children who became the most important thing in my life, because that is what mothers do. My own needs became secondary to theirs. I know that some disagree with that, but I feel like my right to choose my path came secondary to what was best for my children. And so my life's decisions were based on them, not me. Don't get me wrong. Life has worked out for me."
Debby's blog: http://lifesfunnylikethat.blogspot.com/
Ah, children... my own daughter leaves to live in Louisville in February. Unlike the last time she left, she's not leaving to get away from her family, she's leaving despite the knowledge that not seeing each other in the most inauspicious way 3-4 times a week (I give her a ride to work), may just break both of our hearts a little. Unlike her flight to North Carolina at 19, this time I contrast the move to the same one I made, at the age of 24... for love to Rochester, NY. And I never went home to live again in Minnesota. My heart tells me this is what will happen for her. So it's good... it was a turning point for me, the largest and best in my life, and so it will probably be for her.
But my heart can break a little bit. Can't it?