Sometimes it’s the simple things……. snow cones on a Sunday afternoon. I am trying to treasure every minute right now. Every second.
We have 10 more days until Avery moves into her college dorm. I know things will never be the same after that. She will be independent and her own person. And I want her to be all that. We have worked all these years for her to do well and go to college. I know she is extremely privileged to be one of the few people of the population of the world that is able to do this.
I try not to worry. If I begin down that trail, it is never ending. There are so many things my mind can conjure up! I have to trust that we have instilled in her the skills and judgement she needs to make it on her own.
I guess my sadness now is looking back at my little girl and knowing she will never be that again. I will never read her a bedtime story again. I will never buy her an Easter dress again. I will never play with playdough or sidewalk chalk with her again. I will miss all those things. Time has certainly flown by.
At this time in my life path, I have to keep reminding myself to look forward, instead of looking back. Avery has so much ahead of her and so many opportunities. She literally can be anything she wants to be in life. As long as she has the determination and stamina to get there.
I will certainly miss my little girl. But I can’t wait to see the woman she matures into.
Avery is my favorite today.
Avery +14/-3, Brooke +14/-2, Kate +15/-6, Me 0/-2