Sunday, August 19, 2007

Going to school

This weekend have been very hectic. My DD is going to Buskerud Folkehøgskole (a boarding school). Her brother and his girlfriend came to visit us before she was leaving and we had a great time playing the game Sequence. It is a board and card game which is very fun to play. Sunday morning she had packed everything she wanted to bring with her and we drove to the school. It's only 3 hours driving from home so she is not that far away. A lot of expectant boys and girls was already there when we arrived. Unloading all their stuff from the cars, and moving in to their rooms.

Here she is in her room. A tiny room which she is sharing with another girl.
She is going to study photo and perhaps also have lessons in playing guitar and theatre. They have a lot of classes to choose between. It's a creative school an I know she will love it. I wish her the very best for this schoolyear.
Leaving her there at the school and driving home alone was hard. My "little girl" alone at this school. Must admit some tears was in my eyes when I left her there. But I know she will have a lot of fun together with the other boys and girls at the school. And she is coming home first weekend in september :)
Saying for today:
A daughter is a little girl
who has grown up to be your friend

17 comments:

May K said...

Hi, I know how you feel! My son left last week for school, more than 400 km away from home! I hope you can manage, I know you can, just think of all the fun she will have and all new friends for life she will get! Good luck with your surgery the 22nd!

Dawn said...

That will be me Wednesday - sniff, sniff! I love the game sequence!

Libby said...

How quickly they do grow - but look how happy she will be learning so many new things and making new friends.

We love to play Sequence. Someone is always forgetting to pick a new card and making everyone at the table laugh *s*

Fiona @ Dragonfly-Crafts said...

Love these pictures May, never heard of the game. I'm sure your daughter will have great fun.
Love your saying, it is so true for my daughter and I at the moment. (subject to change at any time)

Laila said...

Hello.
I know your house feels empty but I know you will hear a lot from her.And soon she will be back.....
While she are at school you can get the house how messy you want with all your projects. :)

Tanya said...

I think I know how you are feeling. Sending my daughter off a couple of years ago I thought "What am I doing!?" Even this summer, it was hard to say goodbye. But you know that our children grow more when they have to make their own decisions and this is one of the reasons for raising them, so that they would become independent adults. The saying is lovely.

Carole said...

Yey, they grow up so fast. At least she is somewhat close by! Hum... the house will be quiet. Keep well!

CONNIE W said...

Your post brings back memories of taking my youngest son to his dorm for check-in his first year of college. I did cry but since he wasn't very far away I got to see him nearly every weekend. I think he missed home as much as I missed him.

CONNIE W said...

Me again - I forgot to comment that I like playing Sequence too. Also Rummikub and the card game Skip-Bo.

Susan said...

Oh, must have been hard to leave her! She looks like she's happy, though, and it looks like a good environment. Is there a desk in that room, or do they study in a library? Or a common room in the dorm? I guess mine have been gone so long, I've forgotten any other way of living. =)

Sharon said...

They grow up wayyy too fast for sure. It's a hard thing but we must let them go at some point. Hey go check my latest post. My sons picking on you cause your #1 on my list of bloggers. LOL!!!

Di said...

I like your saying for today! I am sure that your daughter is going to have a great time!!

Hanne said...

Think about what a lovely young lady you have raised :-) You can be very proud of her!
Now you can host quilt retreats in your home if you like - just a thought :-)

Leanne said...

I love your saying for today. My heart goes out to you, no matter how happy she will be you will miss her terribly.

Belvie said...

I know how difficult leaving DD was. I shed a few tears during the college years for my DD & DS. At least for now you have her close enough to visit. You can look forward to those breaks when she will be home. The really difficult part comes when school ends and you know there will not be anymore of the visits on breaks and holidays from school.Both of mine have started jobs now and they are over 1000 miles away. Thank goodness for cellphones and family plans. I talk to them a lot!

Angela said...

Sequence is my very very favortie board game. We used to have tournaments with our friends. Poor you leaving your baby at school. So glad you have so many friends to keep you busy and company. And us crazy internet ladies too! :o)

Hedgehog said...

Best of luck to your daughter on her new adventures!!

Best wishes to you, too, for a quick recovery from your surgery.

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