Many parents understand the difficulties of sending their children off to college. Leah Remini recently joined this group as she shared the challenge of sending her daughter Sofia to the next phase of her life. Remini shared a long post on Instagram sharing the obstacles of sending her only child to college for the first time.
The photo Remini shared is an old picture of her and Sofia while the caption read, “Bringing our only child to college for the first time has been the most excruciatingly painful and proudest moment of my life. I have never cried so much in my life. I am only comforted by meeting other parents at Target who bonded with me over our mutual pain and pride.”
Remini continued, “It is the hardest thing I have ever done, and I’m still torturing myself with the idea that I might have pushed my daughter on the college track because I never got to go when I was her age. I am entering my second year at NYU, so now we’re both college students!”
Remini also discussed watching Sofia grow up and how difficult it would be to see her empty room until she comes home for the holidays, ending the post with, “My heart goes out to all the parents and caretakers who might be going through this bittersweet journey. The good news is, Thanksgiving is in 83 days….”
A few days later, Remini posted about Sofia on Instagram again. This time, she thanked her sister Nicole for her help with the move-in process. She also expressed gratitude to her mother and friends who checked on her. At the end of her post, Remini said, “I love you all. Thank you for caring so much when I needed you the most. I am very blessed to have you all in my life.” Remini tied the caption to three pictures showing the people who helped move in.
Remini spent as much time with Sofia to prepare for her college departure. Sources say she didn’t go to her dear friend Jennifer Lopez’s wedding to Ben Affleck because she wanted to be home with Sofia, helping her get ready for school.
Watching your child, your only child, go off to school can be difficult for any parent. As they prepare, you start remembering when they were younger and wished you could turn back time. You want them to be your baby again, but sadly, they’re all grown up. You also start thinking about the lessons you’ve taught them as they grow. Will they remember everything you’ve taught them? Will they be the person you raised them to be?
It’s natural for parents to worry about their children. You want them to be safe and make the best decision possible. However, the worst thing a parent can do when sending their child off to college is sitting and worry about them. While they’re away, you have to trust that you raised them right, and they will make the best decisions. However, if they don’t, you’ll be ready to catch them when they fall.