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Friday, April 5, 2013


I am dreading the day that my eldest daughter moves to college.  I can recall seeing my husband's tears fell one day while she was 4 years old.  She was arranging her things when she told us of her plans to travel to Israel when she is eighteen.  She mentioned moving there.  It made my husband cry, because it will come true.  If we do our job correctly, all our kids will leave our home into homes of their own.

First there's college.  I am hoping that Dallas will have a university that she likes.  There are at least six major ones here.  There is University of Texas at Dallas (my husband's Alma mater), Southern Methodist University, University of Texas as Arlington (my Alma mater), and more.  She will not be lacking in choice.  If she choose any of those colleges, then I will have her near me.  She is my only daughter.  I have four boys. I love them all, but it's always neat to have a shopping buddy.

If she does move, having a storage place is key to moving efficiently.  That way, she could stay in a hotel while she looked for that perfect place that she will stay.  I believe that sometimes, a person is liable to chose the wrong abode because of all the furniture and things that are always incidental to moving.  I would not want her to chose a place in a hurried manner.  There should be complete freedom to deliberate and mediate for that right choice.

I was just thinking about moving recently because summer vacation is almost here.  While going somewhere for vacation is not the same as moving, my children always express a desire to move to San Francisco when we visit that city.  I think it has to do with the weather.  When we leave Dallas for a two week vacation, the weather is over 100 degree.  Then we land in San Francisco, and it's in the 60s and 70s.  Is it a wonder that they wanted to move over there in the summer?  It has become our summer city for the past six years.  In fact, all but one child of mine have taken a one-on-one vacation there with me.

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