I am not good at expressing myself personally so I write to you this letter to bid you farewell as I leave home for college. I know that leaving home has been a long time coming since I am already of age but I still feel sad at having to move out. I guess I will miss your cooking and warm, motherly care but as you have told me, I must grow up!
I feel great that I am now moving a step closer to fulfilling my dream of becoming a doctor. I promise you I will do my best to excel in school and make you proud. I will also bring with me the important lessons about life and relationships that you have taught me over the years, most especially the virtues of patience and compassion.