What is she thinking of? Lizards, summer camp, Nick Jonas? Or maybe just listening to what the leaves have to say?
Yesterday was her first day of summer camp. She was reluctant to go and as the three of us walked up to sign in, she clutched my hand and said how she was a little scared. I said, "those are just butterflies. You are going to have awesome day!" She kissed me and whispered in my ear, "I'll miss you." Even though camp is at the high school right behind our house, (I can run home from there in 6 minutes), she feels far away. For these days are milestones on her journey. First tooth, first haircut, first day of school, first boyfriend, first day of college.....I whispered back to her "I'll miss you, too."