This week’s mood music is inspired by our daughter who starts college this week. On move-in day, we arrived on campus, unloaded her belongings, and helped her set-up her dorm room. After a shopping trip to pick up a few miscellaneous items and a quick lunch, it was time for her to join her fellow first-years and embark upon her collegiate career. As we watched her walk away, we exchanged glances, wordlessly expressing the same concerns:
- Does she have everything she needs?
- Did she leave anything at home?
- Will she be safe?
- Is she prepared?
- Have we done enough?
- Will she remember the lessons we taught?
After she disappeared from sight, my husband and I walked back to the parking lot, our hearts heavy with worry, fear, pride, and excitement. We exchanged another sorrowful look as my husband unlocked the doors, and we climbed inside our vehicle. When he turned the ignition, the words of Bob Marley spilled out of the radio speakers and washed over us:
Singin’: “Don’t worry ’bout a thing,
‘Cause every little thing gonna be all right.”
Singin’: “Don’t worry (don’t worry) ’bout a thing,
‘Cause every little thing gonna be all right!”
Godspeed, Baby Girl!