When I first saw the movie Interstellar a little less than a year ago, I loved it for a lot of reasons. But I’m not afraid to admit that I probably looked a little bit like this guy during a few scenes. If you’re also a proud dad of a great kid, don’t try to tell me you didn’t.
It got me thinking about what’s about to happen tomorrow, when we drive Emma up north for college. The next few years are going to be huge in terms of change and challenge for her, and for the first extended period of time, we as her parents won’t be there for her (in person) every day.
Don’t get me wrong – I couldn’t be more confident that she’s going to be fine. She has been an incredibly talented, capable, and confident woman for quite some time now, and I have absolutely no doubt that she can handle anything that comes her way in life.
It just feels a little strange to know that we won’t be right there to cheer her on as frequently. Or “just in case”… but I think that’s more of a holdover for us, because it seems like just yesterday she was a “kid”. In reality, I think she’s a little more like another character from a recent movie I also enjoyed (maybe partly for the same reasons).