This morning, one of my sisters called on her way to her daughter’s college orientation. It all seemed to happen so fast, she said–her daughter growing up and now leaving home. She talked about the joys and challenges of raising a child in today’s world. She talked about how different she and her husband’s life will be, and how deeply they will miss their daughter. I imagine that at the college orientation, she will be with many other parents who feel the same way.