Tuesday, July 19, 2011

She's Off to her New Life

We took our daughter to the airport this morning as she took off to start her new career as a teacher. She graduated in May with a degree in teaching English as a second language. She is now on her way to the Marshall Islands where she will spend a month in orientation and the following 9 - 10 months teaching on a teeny, tiny little island. She is very excited, but a tad nervous too. Today she goes to LA, then on to Honolulu and then tomorrow, she heads to the capital city of Majoro. We have spent lots of hours on Wikipedia and Google Earth learning as much as we can about her new home.

What an amazing opportunity! I am trying hard not to be sad that she will be gone so long. Don't know yet if we will have a chance to visit. Her island is very remote with no hotels or any amenities, really. No computer, cell phone, TV. At least that is what we have been told so far. The real life may be very different.

My main task for the near future is cleaning out a lot of stuff in her room that she has left behind. It is kind of a disaster area.

When my son left for college, I was away for a couple of months taking care of my mother. My husband asked him to clean up his room and throw away anything he didn't want to keep. When I finally got home, I was in shock -- the walls were bare, drawers, closet, shelves empty! All his sports trophies and memorabilia were in a box. I didn't know whether to laugh, cry or cheer! I will definitely NOT have that problem with my daughter's room. LOL!

So not much sewing for awhile til I have found the carpet again in her room.


  1. Wishing your daughter the best. Sounds like an exciting future.

  2. Hi Kris...I used to teach ESL, and it was a fun and interesting job. How exciting for your daughter to be off on a new adventure traveling all over. I do understand your being sad. After all we are Moms. My daughter lives an hour+ from here, and is getting her Masters in statistics. She has left a lot of "things" here so I understand that, too. Hopefully there will be a way to communicate so you can keep in contact with her while she is away. I know you are proud and sad at the same time. Take care.