Next Friday, Mallie Bee moves into her dorm to start pursuing her passion for dance full-time. Based on her siblings before her, four years from now we will wonder again at how the years have flown.
On Saturday, Mark and I will start a different stage of our life without the daily presence of kids. The tick of days has been slow through most of those years, and then we blinked and each of them were flinging themselves out the door in a burst of energy and excitement.
I am thrilled and thankful that they have the opportunity to go to college when equally talented and passionate kids do not through no fault of their own. I tell my kids that all the time. You have no idea how lucky you are.
But this house that was too small for so many years will feel rather empty without their smiling faces around.
We could all use a little of this as we adjust to the changes before us.................