Our school year is officially under way. Yesterday was freshman orientation and today was the first day for all high school students.
This morning as we were all preparing to leave the house, I watched my girls and wanted to cry. I was in the garage putting my work bag into the backseat of my car and they were loading up too, in Alison's car. Big sister is going to be Little Sister's taxi this year since they go to the same building. Finally.
They were laughing and singing. I heard the radio volume go up. I could see them dancing in their seats. I could tell they were enjoying each other (which makes me smile!). But what made me sad was I suddenly realized that life as I've known it for years is changing. Today was the first school day in twelve years, say it again - 12 years, that I haven't had a child with me in my car to drop off for school.
It was a bittersweet moment.