The Pioneer Woman, Ree Drummond, is most well known for her skills in the kitchen— but if there’s one job she takes more seriously than cooking, it’s being a mom to her sweet kids.
Ree has been anticipating her second oldest child, Paige, leaving for college this year, saying that she’s been having a hard time accepting it. Of course, the day eventually came where Ree had to pack her up and drive her off to the University of Arkansas.
Ree took to Instagram to share a picture of her giving Paige a big, teary-eyed hug, saying, “Red nose, trembling chin, tight throat, aching heart. Leaving your child at college is no picnic. I’ve done it once before and thought maybe this time would be a little easier. I think it’s a little harder. But through all the tears, I see this clearly: What a joy it is to usher her into the next stage of her life. Paige, I’m so grateful to be your mom.”