When Your Child Moves Away From Amarillo
My daughter has been living on her own for 2 1/2 years. So that is nothing new. She, though, has now made the decision to make steps for her career.
Which means a move out of Amarillo. In the couple of years she has been out of the house she has moved from one apartment to another for different reasons. I have always been there to help her.
This move is going to be a bit more stressful for me, more than her, I feel it already. I am trying to make it as easy as I can on both of us. I hired movers here in Amarillo to load the truck. Oh yeah, did I mention I have to drive a U-Haul? This should be an adventure.
I also hired movers on the other end of the move. This proves to be a little more on the stressful side because it may take a while to travel in a U-Haul. So the coordination is not so much fun for us. I have Saturday and Sunday to get her all moved and set up before my flight home.
With the timing of her lease being up and her new place being ready, I have to miss the last 3 games of the Amarillo Bulls regular season games. I know Family First. So here I am making all the plans.
I'm not going to lie. This is going to be tough on me. My only child. The center of my universe. She is no longer going to be a drive across town to go see. I can't call her and say let's go get dinner.
I know this is the right move for her and what she wants to do with her life. I am proud that she is going to take that leap. I'm still gonna be a mess when I leave. Which, of course, is why I am flying home instead of taking the long drive home by myself.