Well, we've survived the first week! I even managed to only write one post on the subject. I may have a career advising people on surviving trauma....or I may fall apart tonight!
I know millions of other parents have traveled this road before, but it's new to me. We spent so many years working and teaching and training, and she just ups and walks away with just a short look back. And yet, I find it to be strangely comforting (along with annoying!) that she's doing so well. I think the bottom line is that she's doing what we reared her to do, and I'm glad.
It's just that empty room down the hall...