My firstborn spread her wings this week. She left for Denmark with her Nicolas. This time, it is for a bit longer. She is planning on staying there for the school year and will be living with Nicolas' family. She is also planning on attending a make up artistry academy as well as taking a Danish language course. We are so excited and happy for her to begin this new adventure! She will be seeing so many new things, as well as learning so much about her true passion...make up. She will also be immersed in the language and culture of the beautiful country Nicolas calls home.
Along with the happiness comes a myriad of other emotions, my friends...among them...disbelief, sadness and anxiety. I will always be honest here, and to omit the fact that my Madison Marie leaving home for the first time has been easy on my heart would be untruthful. But it is her time. She is almost twenty, and is ready to spread her wings and fly. She is mature and excited and happy. She is also nervous and anxious. A new chapter in her life is about to begin, and that is indeed scary. But Steve and I reassured her that she is ready. And that no matter how far away she is, she is always here with us. Always in our hearts. And only a text or Snapchat or call or Facetime away. : )
Me and my girl. : )
Tuesday morning she kissed little Mocha goodbye...
And smiled a brave smile.
Nicolas will miss her too.
She cuddled with him every. single. night.
Then there were pictures on the driveway...
Before they headed off on their new adventure.
Were there tears? Yep. All around.
And hugs and waves and more tears.
But we will see her again in September before they return home for Christmas.
They say a parent gives each child roots and wings.
And I agree.
I just wish those wings didn't have to spread so fast.
Once they left, I got to cleaning. And scrubbing. And dusting.
Then I started scrapbooking. And organizing.
And then I collapsed on the sofa with a piece of this amazing pie Steve's sweet sister Sally dropped off because she knew we would be sad. : )
And you know what? It helped.
Have a cozy weekend, friends.
Thanks for visiting!