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August 13, 2023 at 7:36 pm #1124716

My oldest niece turns 18 tomorrow and heads to college at the end of the week. Eek! It feels so weird to have a kid (my youngest sister had the first great grandchild on both sides) headed off to college.

We’re all quite close, so despite her not being my own, it hits hard.

This was also the first year I didn’t go home for her birthday. She didn’t want a celebration.

EDT: I remember when my sister called to tell me she was pregnant. She had just turned 19 and I was about to turn 25, living thousands miles away. The first think I asked was if she was getting an abortion. Because my god, she was 19. She didn’t. My niece is an intelligent, sarcastic, beautiful young woman. I’m glad she had the option though.

My family preached abstinence only. My sister used the pullout method. I know my sister has struggled, and that’s with a good support system. Sex education is so important.

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