I think I may have reported that Mariah recently moved out of my house into a rental house with three other young women her age. The house is in downtown San Jose in a really nice neighborhood. Two of the gals who share the house are sisters and they both work as nanny’s . One of the sisters is just starting cosmetology school , it’s so great that she has that in common with her. She found this great rental situation on Craigslist . One really nice thing about it is that they all moved in on the same day so it didn’t feel like she was moving into someone else’s place. They all contributed to the household with furniture and accessories for the common areas and I was, of course, thrilled because she was able to take many of the items from my house that I was getting rid of. No one had dishes so , yippee, she took a set from me as well as plenty of glasses . It’s just so nice to see her getting so comfortably settled in a very nice place.
After finishing cosmetology school she has been studying while waiting for the state board to send her a date for her exam. The exam is pretty grueling and she is a nervous wreck about it. It is an all day test , part written and part practical. Any kind of big final exam is so nerve wracking and I hate seeing her so stressed. She’s been bringing a mannequin head to the salon to practice her haircutting for the practical portion of the test. The date for her test arrived last week so it’s official, February 27 is the big day! They administer the test in Fairfield which is a couple hours drive away from here so I think she’s planning to go a day early to get acclimated and have a good nights sleep. I know she will do great!
When we began planning this move to Panama, so many years ago, I always told Scott, and he agreed that I couldn’t leave Mariah until I was able to see that she was settled in her life. Well folks, she is settled in a life of her own making. This is such great timing! When things work out like this it is , to me, yet another confirmation that it’s meant to be. When it feels as though every step is fraught with turmoil and complications crop up at every turn, it is sometimes a sign that you are tying to make something work that just isn’t right. ( on the other hand maybe it’s just HARD!) In this case , it feels so right and I am a happy mother. My girl has got this! I am free to live my life and carry on with being mom from the side-lines instead of right in the middle of all the action. That’s exactly how it’s suppose to work, right? The bird has flown the coop and is soaring through the sky all on her own. Mariah’s big Adventure is happening simultaneously with Ours. Life is good and very exciting! WhoooHoooo!