Sweetie came for a visit this weekend. As usual she made a dent in my wallet, but I really don't care. I have enough for an occaisional dent and ding. All of this and the fun we had left me in a strange place this morning.
I pre-miss her. I actually had eye leakage contemplating the fact that in a few short months she will be a plane ride and not a car ride away from me.
I'm not sure I'll survive that.
I know this is the best thing for her future, but she is heart and soul of my life along with her brother. I may not have been hovering and in every nook of their life the past few years, but I have always been a mere phone call away. I have had their company and inflicted mine on them at least a couple of times a month.
To go months without any physical contact may kill me. How do parents do this? How do they loosen their grip on their children enough so those kids can start the story of their lives?
I'm having a tough time with it this morning. I have more than enough to contemplate with my own changes, but I can only think about how I want to go kidnap her from her Dad's place and make her spend every available moment with me before she steps on that plane to her new life.
I will find a way to deal with it. I always do, but this is a tough one.