I’ve referred to Alexis before in other posts. She’s 18 and she in not my child by birth, but I so adore this girl, she’s like one of my own. I affectionately refer to her as my 6th child. I’ve watched her seriously blossom over the past four years and now she is leaving for Navy Boot Camp.
In fact, as I type this, she’s already gone – on a bus – to somewhere in Illinois. I’m so incredibly proud of her, so incredibly worried about her and so incredibly missing her and she’s only been gone a few hours. Accck! How am I going to survive the next couple of months?
This day just feels quiet, reflective and makes me want to spend even more time with my kiddos, just because I know it won’t be that long until we are facing these same decisions. I have two that are 10th graders this year and at this point, it’s time for us to begin planning for their future and what they want.
Lexi, I love you. Be careful, stay safe and we’ll see ya in a couple of months.