...and now I am sad.
To those mothers who have watched your children grow up and "start" leaving, I know you understand, and to those who are coming behind me, here is your glimpse into that journey. How I rejoice at this opportunity for Kalyn to spend time with her sister on the mission field (by the way, Kalyn wants to be a missionary, and has since she was four!!!). And, just like when Jace drove away with his little car full of 18 years of his life, I cry happy tears, and sad tears, and proud tears. And for me, the mother, there is one overriding emotion...I am so grateful that I was blessed by the LORD to be her mother.
I asked her if she would leave her green blanket, so that we can breath it each day as we miss her...she said no, so I still have a few weeks to work on that. However, I will probably lose...she loves that blanket as much as she loves me!