Thursday, December 21, 2006

She's homeward bound

Marissa's flight arrives this evening and we get her for 5 days, i'm so excited and happy - i know the time will go all too fast but i'm going to enjoy every second! many of you know what a rough year she's had (this is a photo i took before she left last july) but this strong young woman has made her mama proud and is creating a beautiful life for herself, new job, finishing her degree, new friends and a boyfriend she is quite serious about. which is why she will be leaving Minneapolis the day after she gets back, and moving to Denver Colorado, where the two of them can continue dating without him flying her to Denver every other weekend. She got a transfer from the bank she's now working at, so she's got a job waiting for her there, a room ready for her in a house with a couple other college girls (thanks to Craigs list) and she was accepted into University of Colorado Denver's business school, and will start up with her classes in a couple weeks (i can't believe i have a daughter who *loves* math, she takes after her dad in that way, certainly not me!). She is super busy, like any working college student, but she is excited with her new life. I am SO thankful every day for the 'wedding-that-never-was'.

5 comments:

Maija said...

I am so happy for you, Katie. Your strength and love and support is what pulled Marissa through her ordeal. She is so lucky to have you!

Deb said...

Katie- she is so lovely, so vibrant, and so lucky to have you for a mom. I wish her all the best, and am so excited about her new life. I know you are too.
Hey! Denver! If you ever come visit her, It would only take me a day to drive down! (I know it sounds absurd, but that's practically one's back door out here in the Wild West.)
So, so happy for her AND you.

Deb

Tara Finlay said...

Oh Katie, what a beauty. You can see she is effervescent and is on her way. You are so blessed!

Sandi(sugarbushfarm) said...

Katie, I'm so glad to hear that things have worked out well for Marissa!!! Enjoy your time together and have a WONDERFUL holiday!!!!!!!

xoxoxo

Kim Carney said...

Gosh, she is lovely! (and smart! and reliable! ... a parent's dream) ...