I only have a year left before I'm on my own." I can't help but wonder, "Did I do everything right?" or, "Am I going to function on my own or just implode?"
That's funny; I sometimes wonder the same thing, though not nearly as often as I used to. You see, dear boy, you don't have to do everything right and neither do I. We just have to get the important things right: faith and family. The rest is just details. And you will never be on your own, never truly alone, despite the way it looks right now. You will always have those important things--your faith and your family--with you wherever you go and whatever challenges face you. That is the real fruit of a truly happy childhood: you get to be a grownup knowing that God loves you without end and that we do, too...It's all good.