This is my Junior Mint!
Isn't she a DOLL!? She started her Junior year yesterday,
and it went very smoothly. Even the whole lunch table thing worked
out JUST FINE. I must admit though it's difficult for me that things aren't
as sentimental as they once were. I mean I'm a Mother of a 16 year old
with no other children, so I am typically sleeping now when she gets up
and off for school. And her first day was no different. I felt guilty about it
for like a second, because she rushed off anyway,
"Bye Mommy, I love you, have a good day...."
and then she was gone!
Usually we'd have breakfast together, and I'd take a few pictures,
but things change I tell ya. And that isn't necessarily a bad thing--even though I've been feeling like it is.
It's just as simple as times change.
She is changing.
Yes we made cinnamon rolls every morning the first day of school
since she was 4, but I guess it's different now.
Her boyfriend is picking her up and dropping her off and she's not
fussing over the" first day of school outfit".
So I'll embrace these changes. I'll appreciate the new ones.
I'm thankful that she's a 16 year old that still shares how her day was with me, and that
she kisses me good bye every morning.
I will choose to treasure that even though the other things missing are a loss for me.
I'm glad I have that choice.