According to Jo, Kate is really excited to be up in Palmerston North for University. She is quickly settling in to her new home and has trained with the local swimming club. They are a competitive squad and Kate hopes to continue to swim with them. That will be so awesome for her.
As for me I need to let go and be thankful that she has ambition and desire to pursue her studies. I'm sure she will pursue a career that is rewarding and meaningful. On the way there I am sure she will make lots of friends and grow into a person that will be a productive member of society.
Here is an old poem / song I wrote quite a few years back on friendship. It has some connection to my current feelings on Kate leaving.
Nothing will be the same
It saddens me you have to go
While away will miss you so
What the future holds could never know
Time may tell…reveal…show
Without you nothing will be the same
If I could would do it over again
Childhood memories come flooding back
You always managed…had the knack
Of getting your way…the very last say
Whether indoors or out at play
In you a true friend I’ve found
Would struggle to cope if you weren’t around
Close we were through the early years
So much fun enjoyed…happiness shared
Gave me comfort and dried my tears
When needed…always there