Today is a big day. I need to remind myself to breath. In a little bit I'll be taking The Scholar to the airport as she embarks on her 5 month stay in Spain.
I try really hard to keep life in perspective. So much of the simple daily grind can wear you down if you don't take a minute to remind yourself that it's really just Life. Most daily occurrences aren't anything to get worked up about. I know I'm not sending a child off to a combat zone or dealing with a serious illness or disaster. I do, however, have to get used to the idea that for 140 days, or 20 weeks, my daughter will be 4000 miles away. She'll be in a country where I can ask where the bathrooms are and order lunch but not ask someone on the other end of a phone where she is or what is wrong with her. She'll be living in an apartment with a women I've never met. We won't have quick, easy access to her. While Skype will save the day, she'll be where life is happening 6 hours ahead of life here.
I need to keep reminding myself that I raised this girl to be strong and independent. To have dreams and to go after them. I've mentioned before how she was born with her suitcase packed. She's going places. Just, please, remember the way home.
So, while I've picked a piece for today's Challenge start, it's hard to say if I'll get to stitch anything. I'll need to work in the afternoon, instead of the morning, plus return for the evening court session.
For today, it's Heart in Hand's Celebrate Spring.
Wish me luck....and check her out here!
The Queen Bee