You can’t believe how fast time has gone. You have worked so hard to get her here, to get her to graduation, to help her get into one of the nation's most prestigious universities, to guide her to be a good and moral person, and, Mom? 

You've done well.

It was as if it was just yesterday that you rocked her to sleep, chased her around the toy cluttered living room as she screamed at the top of her lungs, and carefully packed her favorite lunch of string cheese, Teddy Grahams, grapes, and Greek blueberry yogurt in a Disney tote for her first day of kindergarten. 

Whatever it is that your heart feels, you know that this time is short and paramount, and the ending and beginning of eras. 

In these last few days before a piece of your life moves across the country to attend her dream university, I know that all you want is to spend every minute with her. You want her to know how much you love her. You want her to remember the values you taught her. You want to do everything you can to encourage her to live a grand life in which she chases her dreams. 

And that's what this bucket list is all about: making the most of their last year at home.