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Thu Apr 19, 2012, 10:52 AM

45. It is hard to believe....

but my baby turns 22 today. I resisted the temptation to call her very early this am-even though I was up. She should be getting her package today-a funny card and the Unofficial Harry Potter Cook Book. She loves the Harry Potter series so I thought she would enjoy this. No money this time though. I had to pay for the ticket to her graduation ceremony, but she will receive a nice sum at graduation.

I will revive great Grandfather's tradition and give her a gold coin, a book on financial peace from Dave Ramsey, and a bottle of champing.

At this point, she basically goes into the world. I hope I gave her all the tools she needs to make it; an education, a moral compass, and financial literacy. I feel like I am launching a ship into the world. I hope she goes further than I have, but the world is more perilous now than I have ever seen.


Independence doesn't happen overnight. It has been a series of small steps. I have had to hold her hand at times and catch her when she stumbled and sometimes know to let her fall. I have had to sometimes chastise her, sometimes praise her on but always cheer her on. I have learned to use my ears more than my mouth (and I have the bite marks on my tongue to prove it).

At this point all I can do is take a deep breath and hope for the best.


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