There was also, however, the Parental emotions of saying goodbye to one's child - albeit a 21 year-old - made all the more emotional, for me anyway, as we recently re-connected after an almost 5 year hiatus. I've enjoyed immensely the past few days, having her and daughter #3 in the house...but as I posted on Google+ earlier:
"Saying goodbye and have a safe flight doesn't get any easier at 61 than it did at 51. Waiting for daughter #2 's flight to depart at KCI. Emotions run deep, even in this old man...hard to keep the tears in check. Epic Fail."
It's not easy, is it?
So... to all the Daughters who must leave home to flex their newly-found confidence or who just simply need to kickstart their life, from their Dad's who, like me, would rather keep them under wing but know they have to let them go, no matter how hard it may be, no matter how much a certain muscle rebels:
Drat! now where did I put that Kleenex Box....
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