Where did the time go?
When did my baby girl become so grown up?
Okay. So, I know 11 is not so grown up. However, she is definitely not a baby anymore. And she is definitely not a toddler anymore. She is considered a pre-teen. I can't even handle that!
~ Today was a first time ever experience for all of us.
~ Today, I dropped by baby girl off at school.
~ Today, I dropped her off with a suitcase filled with bedding and a duffle bag filled with clothing and her necessities.~ Today, I dropped my baby off knowing I will not see her for 77 hours. That equals 3 1/2 days.
~ Today, I dropped my baby girl off knowing that I would not hear her voice for that time frame as well.
Now, we have been away from her for a week at a time. I am away from her when she goes to her dad's on her weeks with them. And he is away from when she is with us. And we have both been away from her for 10 days when she went to Louisiana. Only difference is, we were able to Facetime her and see her beautiful smiling face. We talked to her every night.
This morning was the last time I would hug her or talk to her or kiss her smiling face for 77 hours people! It might not seem like so long to you, but to me it feels like eternity!
This morning she was so excited. We backed out of the drive way and she says... momma, I already see the tears in your eyes. I played it off. The principal was waiting and he grabbed her luggage and loaded it into the trailer and he said smiling, "we might bring her back." I did NOT cry one drop in front of her. I was a strong momma. My heart ached, but it was filled with joy and excitement for her. I drove away and one small tear fell.
She is going to have so much fun and I can NOT wait to see her on Friday and hear all her stories she will have to share!