23 July 2007

Baby Girl in the big city

we interrupt this regularly scheduled blog...

Baby Girl has left on a jet plane. alone.

on her way to the big city.

now, i am not a fan of airport goodbyes (unless *i* am the one getting on the plane - and even then i hope that the gang is all with me!), so today was a bit, um, shall we say, challenging for this momma, & this is true for several reasons.
#1 - it's hard to see the 8 pound 6 ounce Baby Girl go out into the big, scary world. (ok, so the girl does go to college, but this is different!)
#2 - it's hard for me, a card carrying TSI member (hey, SPF!), not to go too.
#3 - she is going to one of the greatest cities on earth (Frances, if you are reading this, she's heading in your general direction!!) - refer to #2 above!

but it it not all sad. i am so proud of her & her adventurous spirit! oh, how i remember the severity of wanderlust i possessed at her tender yet crazy age. i think of all the fun to be had & know she will come home so much the better. travel & the road-wisdom acquired on the way will do that to you.

and she is going to see her crazy-cool girlfriend!! (holla, R!!!)

now, girls...a little "listen to momma" moment!...watch your wallets, watch each others' backs, don't take candy (no matter how yummy the chocolate looks!) from strangers, & most importantly (dad says) all boys are bad!

that said, remember to live every moment as it truly is...a precious gift!

see you on the flip-side, Baby Girl! love, momma

9 comments:

Frances said...

New York is waiting with open arms.
Email me pronto if she needs a helping hand with anything.
Sending blog love your way,
Frances

Beckie said...

Ahh, that was sweet. I wish I was getting on a big jet plane and going somewhere...

Thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting.

Shan said...

What a sweet post!

For the record I hate airport good byes too.

qualcosa di bello said...

frances,,,you sweet sweet thing! I heart NY...& you too!

C said...

mom you are too funny. we both cracked up when you said not to take candy from strangers! love and miss you!

somepinkflowers said...

oohhhh...

you must be so proud
{and a bit weepy}

you have giving her the best advice!

she should know by this age
to bring the candy home to YOU!

:-)

JennieBoo said...

She'll be FINE!

Frances'll take good care of her.

You're such a good momma!

Calabrisella said...

Che bel post!
you made my eyes water!...and you made me laugh...and im at work... my co-workers keep looking at me funny...


bacini

qualcosa di bello said...

i just knew you girls would understand this woman-heart thing! thanks for the blog TLC! & yes, SPF...she's been trained well...momma is most happy with chocolate in hand!