She’s Going to Love It But Will I?

Around here, fifth grade is the last of elementary school. In a few weeks, she’ll be saying goodbye to recess and the familiar classrooms. It’s off to middle school next year.

A rite of passage for fifth graders includes an educational trip away. And I can hardly stand it. Do I have to let her go?

Gabi is so sad. She’s going to miss her sister. They’ve never spent more than one night apart ever. And even that has been only a couple times.

Isa’s all packed. Sleeping bag ready to go.

Can' t she stay this little?

My baby

She’ll always be my baby.

Did you pack Polo? (her teddy bear that Marco gave her)

No, mom. It’s ok, I’m growing up.

*Gulp*

Mom, will you sing Jesus Loves Me?

I tried with all my might to get through a few rounds of the song without my voice cracking.

I sang to her, just like I used to when she was so little.

Goodnight, Mom. I love you.

The tears. If I let them come, I may cry all night.

I know she’s going to have a blast. But this week can’t go fast enough.

Excuse me. I need a tissue.

 

Little Isa 2

When she still needed teddy bears.



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  1. Ewokmama says:

    That’s so tough! We had talked about sending Jack to camp for a week this summer but he didn’t want to be away from us. That’s just fine by me! These kids are growing up too quickly!

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