My last blog entry included journal pages about my 19 year old daughter preparing to move to Seattle (we live in Missouri) and my preparing for her to go. So, I thought I would share a bit more about this…another journal spread and some photos.
And now for the art journal pages….
The day Emelie and her boyfriend Skylar left was one filled with tears of mine and my husband’s. Emelie and Skylar were mostly just very excited to get started on their journey. My dear husband made sure the SUV was packed just so…no blind spots for his precious daughter.
I really didn’t want to spoil Em’s excitement, so I would go off by myself when the tears overflowed, then dry my eyes and join the crowd again. But, when it came time for the final goodbyes Tom and I couldn’t hold back. As hard as it was to watch her go, we know that she is ready. She has always been mature, but she has grown and matured so much in the last year she’s been working and living at home. And, thankfully she has her man to go on this adventure with…we know they will take good care of each other.
After she got in the car and put her seatbelt on she started signing “I love you” over and over again. I think it finally hit her. I didn’t get pictures of that because I was too busy signing “I love you” back and crying.