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Scheherazade in Blue Jeans
freelance alchemist
I'm doing science and I'm still alive. 
19th-Aug-2013 10:30 am
Elayna! - Karlita
I have been getting a lot of "are you okay?" because I haven't been posting, and I had a migraine, and y'know Judahstuff, and yes! I am doing fine. I have migraines. Fewer since the Judahstuff, because constant grinding stress is a trigger for more than just my seizures; this spring I had bad *weeks*, and now I just very occasionally have bad days, and you wouldn't have known except that I had to tell you because of the reading. Is okay. I'm not 100% yet, but I was well enough yesterday to do stuff around the house!

And I was able to direct Elayna's packing. While making her and Adam actually do all the physical labor, because I had that migrainey thing where if you move your head Bad Things Happen. Thanks for the packing tips, all! We've planned laundry for Tuesday, and she's picked out an outfit she doesn't care to bring with her for Wednesday, because we leave Thursday.

And that's what everything comes down to, my not-posty-ness; she leaves Thursday.

This person who I gave birth to, who my life has revolved around for over 18 years, is leaving home.

In three days.

And yeah, she'll be back for October break and then for Thanksgiving, but it will never be the same.

So I'm sitting with these changes. And I'm sitting with my daughter. And we're having lots of talks.

It's a good thing. But it's a big thing.
19th-Aug-2013 02:44 pm (UTC)
I have to say that you're being the best kind of mom. You want to launch her so very much no matter how much you don't want to let go. I hope in 18 years I can follow your example, instead of the ones set for me by my own mother.
19th-Aug-2013 03:19 pm (UTC)

(I'm about to send an email I've been meaning to every time I am not at a computer for the last two weeks in regards to Arisia)
19th-Aug-2013 05:07 pm (UTC)
Hey, from everything I've been able to see, you've helped allow her to become the sort of adult that you're going to want as a friend.

It's nice when that happens.
19th-Aug-2013 05:53 pm (UTC)
Hugs to you both.
19th-Aug-2013 08:52 pm (UTC)
I love the way you talk about your daughter and the way your relationship comes across.
19th-Aug-2013 11:51 pm (UTC)
26th-Aug-2013 01:46 am (UTC)
Congrats & hugs. It must be hard to launch your child into the world. Necessary but difficult.
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