One’s Flying Out of the Coo-Coos Nest!
This little baby, my precious daughter, is preparing to leave for The W and I’m excited for her. Just so we are clear: I AM EXCITED FOR HER!! But, not so much for her daddy and me. She is branching out to discover the big old world and figure some stuff out, all by her sweet self. When you see me in the next couple weeks, don’t ask me why I look the way I do or what I’m thinking about. Don’t patronize me with “it’s no big deal, she is coming back.” Don’t try to comfort me with words of sage wisdom. I know how this works. I’ve been the leaver and the one left behind. I don’t care for the last of those. A simple smile will suffice then move along. It’ll be alright one day. I didn’t cry when she went to Wee Care at the Baptist Church at 3 years old. I didn’t cry before Kindergarten, 8th grade graduation, her first day of high school OR when she graduated 12th grade. If I want to cry now, by gosh dang it I will! Meanwhile, please whisper a prayer for my angel baby and one for her daddy and me. That’s all I’m asking. Lawd’a mercy, RayBaby is gonna be worse off than me. Saturday is move in day.