Life and limb

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Okay, it’s true. When my daughter went off to college in the fall, it was challenging. As a mother, I felt as if I were losing a limb. Having it ripped right off my body.

Oh and did I rejoice when she came back this spring? You bet. It was almost as if–through the miracle of modern medicine–I had that beautiful limb sewn right back on. But as time has gone by, I’ve realized it doesn’t work as well as it used to. I can’t as easily get it to do what I want, and it seems to fall asleep a lot.

Don’t get me wrong, I’m still just pleased as punch just to have it back.

She's not the only one who needs a little more sleep.

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  1. The Fall of Chris’ Freshman year of college, I had a hard time too. I said, “it feels like part of my heart is 4.5 hours away.” Interesting the metaphors we both used – how we as moms feel like it’s a body part missing. As if they are so much a part of us that someone has taken a physical piece of us away.

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