Saturday, February 7, 2009

My baby girl is growing up!


We got some exciting news this week that Katy has been accepted to Southern Utah University. When she opened the letter on Friday I was so excited for her. I also attended SUU my first year out of High School. It is a great campus and I wish I had stayed to complete my education, but life took me in another direction. I think her Dad would have liked her to go to Utah State University, which he attended for one year and loved, but she decided she wanted to pursue SUU instead. The more I thought about her leaving and going to school away from home the more sad I got. I mean I am so happy for her. This is a great opportunity for her to be independent, accomplish her educational goals etc. but I will miss my wonderful daughter. She's such a good girl and I love her. She's thoughtful and makes me laugh. The comforting thing for me is that my Mom, Sister, Brothers, and Grandparents all live in Cedar City so she will not be there without any family. Any of young Mothers that feel like you are going crazy at times with your little ones realize it goes by so fast. I remember being one of those Mom's that couldn't wait for my kids to grow up so life would be easier. I miss those days at times. It goes by way too fast.

6 comments:

Km said...

I can't wait to have Katy here! She is such a wonderful girl. I love her so much and I am very proud of her. You done good! (that's real southern Utah talk.)

gmakathy said...

I'm really looking forward to have Katy close. It's hard to believe the oldest grandchild is going to be in college. I think that makes me REALLY old.

Jen A. said...

Congratulations, Katy! I am so excited for you. I cannot believe you are heading to college in a few months! Hope you are all doing well. :)

The Dixie Six said...

Katy I am so excited for you. Jon's niece, Brittany Thompson, will also be going to SUU. She'll be doing the CNA course and Nursing. Good luck to you.

Jillian said...

Thank you for the reminder that this time goes by so fast with the little ones. I hope Katy has a wonderful time at SUU!

thezenesfamily said...

I wished all the small years away with m kids too! I just thought it would be easier if they could, make their own food, feed themselves, bathe themselves, get dressed, blah, blah, blah! I so wish they were little again. It was easier! Katy is a sweet beautiful girl! Be proud! congrats Katy1 I hope you dance!