My daughter didn’t date until the end of her senior year of high school. Of course, she chose to date a foreign exchange student. They did a long distance relationship thru her first year of college. She even went to visit him once.
Then, she moved. She moved to another country. For college, she said. Not for the boy, she said. Yet, the boy attended the same college.
It has been nearly 3 yrs. I had only met him briefly while he was a student here. They just visited for a few weeks. Together. As a couple.
I was worried. I didn’t know how I would honestly feel. What if I didn’t like him?
My biggest fear for her when she wasn’t dating was that she would settle for the first guy she dated and get married and be miserable.
She proved me wrong. She may marry the first guy she dates…but she didn’t “settle.”
She just waited for a good guy. She didn’t want to put effort into something that couldn’t work out. She was SMART. I dare say SMARTER THAN ME!
Thankfully, she won’t see this, or my above admission.
I loved having them visit. Together. Seeing her smile at someone the way I smile at my husband. Seeing him kiss the top of her head when he didn’t think anyone was looking. The shared looks and laughs between them. I loved it!
Seeing her being an adult…in a relationship. This is pure mom gold. She is happy. Therefore, so am I.