Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Bon Voyage!

This afternoon I skipped a class and raced (well, it takes more than two hours) home from seminary just in time to accompany The Lovely Daughter to the airport.

The Girl from the Midwest City and the Roommate from the Oregon Small Town met up at O'Hare and are spending the evening with Chicago Son and Delightful Girlfriend. So far all young people, all luggage, and all passports and visas are accounted for.

Tomorrow: a day in Chicago and then -- on to London!

(I am pretty impressed, I must say. From a conversation a year ago -- "I want to study abroad" -- through a lengthy application process, two jobs to help pay for the trip, and a massive organizational effort -- The Lovely Daughter is now in possession of pounds and koruna, Rick Steves guidebooks, and a plan to learn Czech. In a couple of weeks she will be renting her first apartment ever -- in Prague!)

She was only just yesterday a very tiny two-year-old standing on the kitchen counter and saying, "I can get it myself!"

How did it come to this?


9 comments:

more cows than people said...

oh, i'm so excited for her. so glad you got to see her off. i hope she loves prague as much as i do. i can't imagine having an apartment there- oh, the glory.

Kris said...

God Bless GG. I was at a Bon Voyage party tonight for my niece, same age as LD. She is off to Denmark for school ... It was very fun to see how excited she is!! Full of adventures yet to be! Just think of the "moments" these girls will have when they are our age.

emmapeelDallas said...

What wonderful excitement and anticipation! It's great to see them getting their wings, isn't it?

Lisa :-] said...

Congratulations, lovely daughter! I hope this is a memorable experience for her.

Carol said...

Wishing her safe travels on her journey of wonderful experiences and lifelong memories.

Presbyterian Gal said...

Way to go Lovely Daughter! What an amazing experience, worked for, anticipated, earned and now to be experienced!

She will have amazing memories.

LawAndGospel said...

Godspeed Lovely Daughter and how exciting! It always brings a tear to my eye to see a milestone moment emerge from a "child." What a wonderful adventure- I am very happy for her, and for you ( maybe a little envious too- Prague is on may list of "haven't been there yet")

RevDrKate said...

It comes to this, at least in part, from the kind of nurturing parenting that raises up children who become the Lovely Daughter....congratulations to all of you!

sunflowerkat321 said...

Oh...I hope that she has the time of her life! What an incredible experience.

It does all happen WAY too fast....