V is a junior this year, but every day brings us a little closer to the time she heads off for post-graduation adventures -- whether that's college, a mission, work on a film, or some other major event. We've tried to teach her the things she needs to know to function independently and capably as a young woman making her way in the world. She's got a good head on her shoulders and in many ways is more mature in her thinking than her peers. With the possible exception of cooking, which she still shows very little interest in learning, she's got most of the basic life skills she'll need.
The whole point of being a parent (or, in this case, a guardian) is to work yourself out of a job. I know that. I want V to be ready for whatever life throws at her, and I'm glad she's learning the things she needs to know.
I'm just really going to miss her when she goes.