The former Scientologist and actress Leah Remini found it extremely difficult to send her only daughter Sofia Bella Pagan to school last autumn.
Despite her pride, the “King of Queens” actor was overcome with emotion and said that she still tortured herself over the possibility that she was too old to send her child to college.
To offer a better life for their children, Leah and her husband worked hard not to raise them alone, which took its toll on them in the days leading up to Sofia’s first day of school.
When Remini’s daughter left for her senior prom earlier this year, she felt sad again. Despite her excitement for this momentous occasion in Sofia’s life, the actress couldn’t help but feel the same sadness and trouble she did when her daughter left for school.
She stated that it was difficult for her and her husband to see their daughter grow up and leave home, a sentiment echoed by many parents worldwide.
When their daughter Sofia Bella Pagan started her senior year, Leah Remini and Angelo Pagan felt a bittersweet mix of emotions: pride for their daughter’s accomplishments and distress at how rapidly time flies.
While they had wanted to spend a few more months with her at home before she returned to college, Pagan’s sudden choice to return home meant that they no longer had that option.
It allowed Remini and her husband to spend even more time with their daughter as she prepared for life after high school.
In an Instagram post, Leah talked about how happy she was to be able to spend these last precious moments with Sofia. She said that even though they had worried about her ability to adjust to a new place and make friends, it was clear that the young woman was growing up.
Because of this change of events, Remini and Pagan have more time to enjoy this parting phase before saying goodbye to their growing teen.
Leah Remini and her husband, Angelo, have been having difficulty deciding if they should let their daughter Pagan go back to college. Even though they had been in a similar situation before, when Pagan was forced to move to an apartment near the university, things got even worse.
While looking at images and videos of their daughter, the couple is experiencing the same emotions that any other parent would in this situation: crying and uncertainty about what to do.
Fortunately, they have a robust support system in place. Remini’s sister expressed her affection for Pagan by decorating her dorm room after she had moved in.
Remini expressed her gratitude by posting photos on Instagram of how lovely the space turned out.
Remini also noted that Pagan has been taking everything like a champ; she is navigating each new limitation with courage and resilience, which is impressive for someone so young.
Most likely, Remini and Angelo have been good parents to her all her life, which has given her these attributes. Even though it’s bittersweet to send their daughter off to college for the second time, they may be glad that they’ve raised an independent woman who can face life’s challenges head-on.
”My younger sister, Nicole B. Remini, came to my city from her Arizona home to help me prepare my daughter for college.
It was a generous gesture, and I was deeply moved that she was prepared to sacrifice her own time to make things easier for me. She had taken a few days off work to come up and help, and I sincerely appreciated every minute of it.
She also provided emotional support, patiently listening as I shared my numerous worries and concerns about taking my child away, which is never easy for any parent to do.
Nicole also gave my daughter and me some good ideas for how to get ready for this challenging time of change.
Her experience as an aunt gave her a good idea of what kinds of conversations would help us the most as we marketed this significant change.
By doing all these things, my sister showed enormous care and affection for me and my baby, far exceeding anything we could have anticipated.
She helped reduce some of the stress I felt about having to let go through her simple selflessness, and no matter what happens in the future, I’ll never forget how she so generously stepped up when it was needed the most.”