It seems like just yesterday that I was bringing my daughter home from the hospital when she was less than 36 hours old. Now, she is a senior and off to college next year to pursue a degree in criminology. I created this layouts with Clique Kits in honor of the emotional roller coaster I have been as her Mama getting ready for her to leave the nest. My only girl. My middle child. The first to venture out of the protective walls and fierce love of our home. Let’s not even talk about how she missed her entire last semester of her senior year because of the pandemic. That’s another post by someone else because she surprisingly has handled it very well.

Always My Baby

No matter how old you get, you are never to old to crawl into your Mom’s bed and fall asleep. To this day, when I visit my childhood hometown, nothing is more cozy than sleeping in my Mom’s bed. I think that is the same for all kids!

College Acceptance

I will never forget when she got accepted into her first choice university. She is a hard working smart cookie! I knew she would be able to go anywhere she wanted too. We toured every in state campus in her junior year. She fell in love with one right off the bat and only wanted to attend there.

Safety First

I have gone back and forth on if I was going to share this layout because I know it can be controversial. The bottom line is my daughter wants to go into law enforcement and I wanted to make sure she knew how to handle a weapon. I have a conceal to carry license, have taken numerous gun safety classes and private lessons on how to handle a gun. I know how much responsibility there is in handling a weapon. I also know how dangerous they can be. For those reasons she was taught how to handle a weapon and was given the option to change her future career path if she just could not manage a gun. I wanted her to have her first experience with a weapon with me in a safe semi-controlled environment with qualified instructors.

There is a saying that I have found to be true “the days are long and years are short”. I am sure glad that I have these pages to look back on in the future as she ventures into law enforcement and adulthood.

Until next time ~ Happy Crafting!