I'm so happy for her - what a terrific opportunity! We saw her off last week at Dulles - watched her walk through security and into a great adventure. I cried - just a little.
But when I saw this picture - capturing that somewhat shy smile, in a place I've never stood, I realized that my little girl is gone for what feels like a very long time.
And I cried - a lot.
But it's a good thing, isn't it - this changing of seasons, this growth and unfolding of a young life? She has so much to experience.
And my seat for this ride is a privileged one - and unique to me.
A new season of motherhood. It comes with some tears, but a great newfound joy as well.
And again, I know that I am, indeed, blessed.