off at college. We won't be going out to lunch on a whim. We won't have lazy afternoons to drink tea or have long chats about everything and nothing. I won't get to hear the new song she just wrote or see every painting she's working on. Yes, we will always be close. She will always be my girl. I will always be here for her whenever and however she needs me. Yet, I can already feel how much I am going to miss her presence. I think it will feel a little like a piece of me is off in the world somewhere.
Yes, someday my girl is going to grow up and go out into the world. But today . . . today we went for bagels and tea and wandered around Michael's and talked about things important and not so important. Today was a good day and I'm glad that someday isn't today.