freshman/parent orientation

Today was the first day of freshman/parent oriention.  Dwayne and I were two of a few hundred parents in the room, all wondering how to help make the college experience a good one for our children.   Katie and her friend, Brian, are two of 500+ recent HS grads filled with fear and anticipation. 

I am, again, feeling the pains of separation.  This is difficult.  Not because I think she can’t handle herself … but perhaps precisely because I know she can.