Hallie’s senior is starting to wind down and with that, I get text messages like this:

I find myself vacillating between excitement and trepidation as this chapter comes to an end. I’m new to this process so I feel like I’m just keeping my head above water as the waves continue in intensity.

I can relate to the final episode of Gilmore Girls as Rory prepares to leave for her internship. Her mom, Lorelei, is ironing her clothes to make sure they fit into her suitcase better. (A total mom thing to do when your trying to hold it together).

Lorelei: It’s too soon.
Rory: What?
Lorelei: If I stop to think about you leaving now, I’m gonna fall apart. We still have time left.

When people ask how I’m handling my oldest graduating, I want to scream its too soon! 18 years wasn’t nearly enough time with her in our home. But for right now, we’re just not thinking about it. We still have time left.

She’s got her best years ahead of her and how can I be sad about that?!