Oh my goodness, I am NOT jealous of Briana's relationship with Colby. I am so happy for her — not jealous! She and Colby have a love that I believe will last forever. They are best friends, true soul mates. They have a level of respect for each other that most adults only wish for in a lifetime.
It would be wrong in saying I "envy" my daughter. I want her to have MORE love than I do, and more happiness than I ever had. Isn't that what we want for our children? I am not jealous and NOT envious. I am proud of their relationship because it is based on trust and commitment. They are truly a model for a successful relationship and I love them both.
Briana and I talk about marriage a lot! I won't "do anything" if she doesn't wait. I will support her and be extremely proud of who she chooses as her husband. Truthfully, I believe her and Colby will marry by the time she is 25. Ideally, I would love for her to live on her own for a little and travel the world before she is married with children. When I look back on my life, that is something I wish I had done — however I do love the fact that I have two grown children and I'm still "young." Ultimately she will make the right decision for herself and I will fully support her. And I do feel better knowing that Briana could defend herself if she got into a situation that required it. She is very strong and very athletic. I get to see Briana at least one day per week. We try to meet for dinner or shopping and at least one night or one weekend day. It's awesome spending time with each other!