Today was Elissa's first day of college!! Can you believe it? She called me this afternoon to tell me how kind of crazy her day was. First of all, she's overwhelmed by how big the school is, finding her classes has been an adventure. Apparently, one of the classes she registered for online, is at a satellite campus about 40 minutes away!! Oops! So now she's trying to switch into a local class, and guess what? They're all full! It's a learning process for sure! Other than that, things are going pretty great for her. She's still job hunting, she's been waiting for a second follow-up call at a bank that wanted an interview with her...cross your fingers. That would be a great job for her school schedule!
Anyway, I wanted to say that I've thoroughly enjoyed this transition that has taken place between me and my now adult daughter, as of late. We all know the trials and tribulations of raising a teenager, it's almost heart breaking at times. But it has felt so good to have crossed over to the "friend" stage with Elissa, now that she's grown and living on her own. I probably spend more time talking to her on the phone since she's moved away, than I spent talking to her face-to-face her whole senior year! It makes my heart happy to know that she talks to me now because she wants to talk to me! My mom has been my best friend for as long as I can remember, and I know that Elissa and I will be one day too!These are some pics of Elissa's new place! (She's renting a room in my sister's condo - thanks Kim for giving Elissa a home-away-from-home!) It's so relieving to know she's with family - and safe! And it's adorable, cozy, homey, and huge for a college girl! Good job Aubs and Jacki on the decorating! (Some of Aubs' early work, I presume!) Top left - Elissa's room - we helped her get it all put together and decorated!; top middle - Elissa doing what she does best - MySpacing!; top right - Elissa's/guest bath; middle left - family room; middle - me and my girls!; middle right - more family room; bottom left - the "huge" kitchen!; bottom middle - dining room; bottom right - the fam! (Jared ducked out and Rich took it!)
We love and miss you Elissa! Have fun in college - we're proud of you too!