Grace's 3rd Fall Fun Fest Parade with her gym
This year it was just her and I. She's growing up. She used to say " Mom , don't leave " and now she says, " It's OK Mom...go ahead and leave."There is that moment between girlhood and young womanhood where "IT" happens. I don't know what " IT " is but they change.
It's subtle...I let go..a little
I look back...she is laughing and talking with her friends...I kind of smile and turn around...I look down at the pile of warmups I end up holding for the girls..I'm proud of the young lady she is becoming...she catches my eye and knowingly sends me a reassuring smile
....somedays I like it best when she says don't leave.