Because right now I feel like I could!!
I held up great all day.
I started to think, I'll be okay.
I kept busy helping get the last of her things together.
Carried on through my day, as I would any other.
As the hours passed by.
The time for her departing kept getting pushed further and further back.
"I love you with all of my heart. I am so proud of you. And I believe in you."
Then I found myself hugging her once again.
Finally, somehow, I managed to get in the car and drive away.
Brett kept talking to me, and eventually got my mind distracted enough to calm down.
And I thought that was all the tears there were to shed.
We were back home, watching some TV and somehow it started to feel like any other night.
She was just off doing her normal stuff and would be back shortly.
Until the text came in ...
"We're Heading Out."
And all the emotions came rushing back.
I want to thank everyone for all your supportive comments and emails.
It really means so much to me!
And like Sara said in her comment...
It is times like these that gives clarity to what is really important.
Decorating is fun.
Shopping is fun.
Creating is fun.
But family is important!
Nothing is more important than them.
And this whole situation has made me realize that more.
It also has made me very sentimental.
Thinking back over all the years.
And yes even at times, questioning myself.
Was I a good enough Mom?
Did I spend enough time with them?
Did I show them enough how much I love them?
And so on...
All I can say is, I sure hope so.
Because they all are the world to me!