This first day of school is different than the last couple of years. This one is quiet. This one is calm. This one is just one, and as I woke up our daughter, our 16 year old junior in high school daughter, I will admit I felt the welling up of tears....missing the troop of boys that made our house shake as they all rolled in before school started each day for years and years....
But I'm going to embrace this change. Finally, the baby of our family, brothers little shadow, finally she gets to have our undivided attention, be the center of our circle on a first day of school.
After the numerous hugs and kisses she got today as she left the house, I'm not sure she'd think that kind of focus is a good thing!
This post inspired by prompt #4 at Mama's Losin' It!