Some of those fare-wells were sad and frankly devastating, others bitter-sweet, but this last leave-taking was filled with joy, gratitude, as well as tears. My baby girl has fledged the nest. She and her brother left yesterday morning for their beloved Camp Unirondack for the entire summer. MacKenzie is a dishwasher and Ian is, for the second summer in a row, a camp counselor.
It is what we do as parents...love, protect, nurture, discipline, nourish, teach, provide good examples and a foundation of beliefs, encourage, support, praise and then watch them fly free. They will take all we provided into the world to do their own version of living and loving. Good-bye babies. We love you.