On Saturday, my mom hosted a luncheon for my sister, she officially leaves for school in 13 days. I can hardly believe it. Where does the time go? It’s such a bittersweet time for my family, since she is the baby. Although we are so proud & happy to see her begin a new chapter in her life. The most challenging part for me , is accepting that she is all grown up and will living “out-of-state”.
My mom is very particular about making sure her children are ready for whatever life throws their way. For her that means making sure we are filled with wisdom, knowledge and surround ourselves with positive people who will help us grow. For many of us, it takes becoming an adult to understand why a parent may not be the person we wanted them to be, but appreciate who God needed them to be for us, if that’s makes sense.
So instead of going the traditional route and having a party for her, this luncheon was filled with just 2 of her closest friends and women who have years of wisdom to share with them about this new journey these soon to be College Students are about to embark on.
Somewhere throughout the luncheon I couldn’t help but think about how we all go through this stage of wanting to be independent so bad, yet we have NO idea what it takes to be independent. What it really means to sacrifice, what balance means? It is Somewhat naive of us to think life is just one big party that college is just a step closer for us to do whatever we want. And while it is, I think that the first year, independence can make or break you.
Although, I know for a fact my sister and her friends didn’t fully appreciate the luncheon, which I think is a little understandable. Hopefully, they will look back on this day and remember some of the tips and advice the woman shared with them and be thankful that my mom thought of things they will truly need to survive their college years: Wisdom, Nutrition & Prayer !
A few pictures from the luncheon: