I’m not entirely sure how it happened.
Maybe I turned my head? Blinked longer than I should have, and there she went. Grew up and went right out the door with a backpack on her back. Shiny black shoes on her feet and more bubbles of excitement than any other regular given day.
New doors are opening, others simply have quietly shut.
It’s a big one for both of us, so I’m taking it in. Taking it all in.
The last baby bird just went to school.