This year will be the first year of her life Aaron and I won’t see her every day. I won’t be at work and have her bop into my office to give me a kiss on the way to the library. I won’t get to listen to her (increasingly amazing) rants about random things on the drive home. We won’t fight about tv or food or baths or whatever it is we crank at each other about. I won’t be able to give her a kiss before bed or snuggle on the couch with her and make her watch some movie from the 80s.
Her life is going to be filled with amazing things. She’s going to be surrounded by kids her age. She’s going to have so many interesting things to do. I know school will still be a challenge for her, but she’ll have so much support and consistency and she’ll be at a place where her love of EVERYTHING will be nurtured and appreciated. She’s not going to be bored, that’s for sure.
I don’t know what I’ll feel like when she’s gone. I don’t know what she’ll feel like when she’s away. I believe we are doing the right thing. I know she wants it. We’ll take it as it comes.
Anyway, totally going to post a bunch of pictures of her today, so sorry (not sorry).
In some ways it was easier dropping her off for camp this year, because we knew what to expect, but this is also the beginning of her being away for the whole year for school, so it was also a bit of a bittersweet moment.
I don’t expect any of you to watch this, but at graduation Sylvia’s teacher talked a little but about each graduate and this was what he said about her. I found it very touching. He really “got” Sylvia, which I will forever be grateful for.