‘Duck Dynasty’s Missy Robertson Shares Photo With Daughter Mia Before Moving Her Into College Dorm

by Caitlin Berard

On May 15, 1995, Duck Dynasty stars Jase and Missy Robertson welcomed their first child, Reed, into the world. In the years that followed, they would have two more children and adopt another. Now, they’re sending one of their youngest out into the world to begin a life of her own.

Mia Robertson, the couple’s only daughter, is set to begin Lipscomb University in the fall to begin her journey toward earning a degree in biology. Before she moves into her dorm, however, the young Robertson is taking a road trip! In an adorable Instagram post, the Duck Dynasty star shared the exciting news.

“Oh to be 18 again!” wrote the doting mother of four. “Car loaded and headed out this morning on a multi-state road trip to see friends and family before we move her into her college dorm. [Jase Robertson] and I raised them to be independent, but this one brings a whole new meaning to the word. If you see her on a highway in Sally the Subaru, give her a honk and a wave from us!”

‘Duck Dynasty’ Star Missy Robertson Celebrates Mia’s Independence

For parents, a child leaving home to become a self-sufficient adult is a heartbreaking experience. And though Duck Dynasty stars Missy and Jase Robertson are no doubt experiencing a pang of grief or two, they also couldn’t be prouder. Especially because Mia Robertson is their strongest, most independent child yet, despite the additional challenge of a cleft palate she faced during childhood.

Following Mia’s high school graduation, Missy Robertson penned a heartfelt message to her daughter, praising the younger Robertson for her independent spirit. “Her little life started with lots of questions and uncertainties,” Missy wrote. “But she has not only overcome every single obstacle, she has conquered them!”

“Sitting in college orientation last week, a professor started her speech on releasing the grasp on our children and allowing them to start the process of independence. Mia and I both giggled quietly to each other.”

“The high school years are challenging to every teen, and to those born with a special physical challenge, they can be especially difficult,” the Duck Dynasty star continued. “With the help of the Lord and her family, Mia took those challenges and turned them into victories. I’m not sure I’ve met a more independent 18-year-old. Her dad and I are so very proud of the woman she has become!”

The overjoyed mother then shared her daughter’s accomplishments and plans for the near future. “I am super excited to report that Mia accepted a scholarship from Lipscomb University in Nashville for her excellence in academics and personal achievements,” Missy wrote. “She plans to major in biology.”