Monday, December 28, 2009

flown the nest


usually a trip down to The Little Red Dot during christmas would be a happy event for the wife. the lights, the shopping (not necessarily buying anything) & the festivities are sure to put a smile on her face.

not this time though.

we sent the little girl (she'll always be our little darling!) to boarding school yesterday. well, actually we helped her settle in the hostel with her stuff. the orientation, including buying uniforms & books, applying for student's pass, opening bank account, etc. starts this week.

it helped that her current school-mate who was also accepted into the new school is her room-mate. the other roomie turned out to be a cousin of another ex-schoolmate. friends....that's an important good start.

what's more crucial was that we were able to attend church & met some members, including the pastor, who offered to sort of "foster" her & help bring to her to church & related activities.

as expected, for the wife & the boy, both were all tears when it was time to leave.

for me, it's time for the eagle to soar.


**a note of thanks to Ling who also kindly offered her help . because it was a short trip, i didn't manage to contact her**

23 comments:

Medie007 said...

wooo... Asian scholarships?

suituapui said...

My turn will come - in February. SIGH!!! So sad...

suituapui said...

P.S. All the best to your girl in her undertakings. Well, at least, she's pretty close by...

zewt said...

hmmm.. something tells me your daughter will contribute to the brain drain :)

ilene said...

Well, it was a good start - having familiar friends around. Not to worry DOC she'll get by and in no time, she'll be back for holidays. Looks like you'll be travelling more towards that direction more often now - just like what I've been doing for the past one and half years.

doc said...

Medie,

no, it was a school scholarship.

doc said...

STP,

thanks.

yeah, so near & yet so far. presumably you will also accompany your daughter to varsity??

doc said...

Zewt,

hmm...something tells me you could be right.

;)

doc said...

Ilene,

looks like the passport will be filled up quite fast. who knows, our paths may cross one day...!

reanaclaire said...

i can understand how u felt and feel now... i sent my 2 sons to college too.. heavy hearted... and kept calling each day...till now too.. :)

Yan said...

doc,

All the best to Emma. With a firm foundation in Christ that daddy and mummy have rooted her, and the school she is in - leave it to the leading of the Lord. And as you wrote - it's time for the eagle to soar!

Oh yes, Rach did not get an offer from Uni Adelaide to do medicine. She is doing biomed which she is happy with, but not giving up to do medicine yet. I like her strong will and knowing what she wants. The path seems like going on to a graduate medical school after the first degree. Well, still see how the Lord leads. And this mum is "well pleased" because she said she would take journalism as an elective! Yay!

wenn said...

ya, sometimes we need to let go. she will get used to her new life.

doc said...

Claire,

we can never love our kids too much. they're truly a blessing from the Lord.

doc said...

Yan,

thanks.

yes, every thing in the Lord's time & only at His beckoning.

all the best to the strong-willed & focussed one!

doc said...

Wenn,

thanks. i know she will.

Robin said...

Dun worry,

Singapore is the (next) best place for a little girl.. She will enjoy it here.

Adino said...

I think I know how you and your wife feels. Right now we're thinking of placing baby Rachel in day care, and we can't even let go. I guess what you are feeling is a hundred times worse.

I am guessing that she is in Singapore, which seems to be one of the safest cities around. Don't worry, your girl is in good hands.

Michelle Mak said...

all the best to ur little darling girl..
i am sure she will do well there..

doc said...

Robin,

thanks. i fear she may enjoy too much!!

doc said...

Adino,

thanks.

i wouldn't have let her go if it weren't in s'pore.

separation anxiety is a lousy feeling, isn't it??

doc said...

Mich,

thanks. hope she will remain faithful to the Lord.

JoMel said...

aww.. hope your wife and boy are both feeling better now and is adjusting well to home with the girl. She'll be fine, don't worry. It's definitely a good thing that she already knows someone there.. her roomie and her can be each other's support system in a foreign place. :)

doc said...

Jo,

thanks.

the wife still hasn't let go yet but the girl will be fine. she's tough.

we may pop by to see her this weekend.