Monday, August 22, 2011
Photo of the Day - August 22, 2011
First Day of School
I feel it. The winding down. Although today was the beginning of a new school year, I know that there is only one more before Joel and I are empty nesters. It is a weird and funny feeling. Sort of sad, but not really.
It was harder to let go of Rachel when she left for college three years ago. Now she is a junior and when she leaves for school, I am used to the routine.
I may not like the fact that my children are growing up and will be leaving home, but on the other hand, I don't want my children to live here forever, but they are welcome to come back as often as they like, this will ALWAYS be their home. I want them to expand their worlds, continue to grow, learn and experience life. I want to see their accomplishments.
So as I took this photo of Adina this morning, although I was a bit sad, I was also extremely proud of her. I have all of the first day of school photos, ones where both Rachel and Adina are standing on or near this rock. When Adina was a toddler and going off to preschool, she could barely climb this rock! Now she towers above it. And so do her accomplishments . . . two AP courses, unbelievable artist and incredible at Interpretive Debate.
So the winds are changing here at home, but all for the better.