Right now, my baby girl is at school. A new school. A better school. And I’m so happy for her.
But we all know bittersweet moments – we’ve all been there. Rarely are there achievements and good times in StimCity without a little twang of ‘ugh’ to go along with them. It’s the nature of the beast.
RM’s new school is in the city about 15 miles away. I know that doesn’t sound like much, but it is a huge departure from the 1 mile away from home her preschool was. So as exciting as this morning was, and as thrilled as I was to know I am sending her on to bigger and better things – my heart ached as she pulled away in the new van, with new driver and monitor – off to the big city.
But there will be bright lights in that big city. MY Bright Light, for one. Her boyfriend, Rock Star, is another Bright Light. And I even know of a couple of the other Bright Lights that go to school there, too. Then there are the teachers and staff at the school – MORE Bright Lights. It is a true community in this school. Like ‘CHEERS’ — where everybody knows your name and it feels like home.
So yes, she’s off to the Big City – but there couldn’t possibly be a nicer, more friendly small-town feeling when you walk through the doors there.
That’s where my baby will shine her Bright Light.